Audio Engineering and Sound Production | Duplication Requests
Frequently Asked Questions | Recording Sessions
Audio recording services are provided by Audio Engineering students as part of their ensemble, MUS-X90 Audio Technical Crew. All MAJOR ENSEMBLE, FACULTY, GUEST, SMALL ENSEMBLE, DM and AD RECITALS are automatically recorded, no action is needed by the performer to initiate these recordings. Completed recordings are delivered via Google Drive one to two weeks after each performance, notification will be emailed to the primary artists named on the concert program. Please note that the recordings are delivered as one or two large files, we do not split the recording into individual works or movements or make CDs. Email us if you have questions.
Sound reinforcement support is provided for MAJOR ENSEMBLE, FACULTY, and GUEST recitals by Audio Engineering students as part of their ensemble, MUS-X90 Audio Technical Crew. Priority is given to the the IU Opera and Ballet Theater and major ensembles. All other events are fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to concurrent events and time/personnel limitations, we may not be able to fulfill some sound reinforcement requests.
Complete this form to request sound reinforcement support at least four weeks before your concert. we will will contact you directly about your request. If you aren’t sure whether you need reinforcement, complete the form anyways and we will provide expert guidance. Click here for Sound reinforcement information and guidelines. Email us if you have questions.
If your recital is not eligible for recording or sound reinforcement as listed above, you may request support from Recording Services for a fee. Click here for instructions.
We can support a limited number of recording sessions for major ensembles, faculty, and students each semester. Faculty and ensemble directors should contact the Director of Recording well in advance of their desired recording dates. Jacobs students can reserve time in the Joshi Studio during the fall and spring semesters for audition and portfiolio recordings.
Click here for recording session policies and guidelines.
Click here to request a copy of a concert recording
To request a copy of a student recital, Jacobs School ensemble concert, or IU Opera and Ballet Theater performance, you must have participated as a performer. For all others permission is required from the principle performer or conductor. Certain concerts may have prohibitions on duplication. We will not make copies of commercial recordings.
How will I know if my recital will be recorded?
The following concerts are automatically recorded:
- X040 Instrumental Ensembles
- X060 Early Music Ensembles
- X070 Choral Ensembles
- X414 Latin American Ensembles
- Departmental Student Composition Recitals
- IU Opera and Ballet Theatre
- Faculty Recitals
- Guest Recitals
- Doctoral Recitals
- Artist Diploma Recitals
- Events as specified by the Dean of the Jacobs School of music
You may need sound reinforcement if you are using any of the following in your performance.
- Fixed media.
- Amplified acoustic or electronic instruments.
- Speaking/public address.
- Sound effects.
We know it may be difficult to know if you need sound reinforcement. For help in determining if you need sound reinforcement, please fill out this form to the best of your ability at least 4 weeks prior to your first rehearsal. We will will contact you with follow up questions and to further confirm if we are available to help.
What events are unsupported?
- Masterclasses, symposia, lectures, conferences, etc.
- Departmental recitals
- BM, MM, PD, and student recitals
- All-Campus ensembles
Auer, Ford, and Recital Hall all have self-serve audio systems with wireless handheld and lavaliere microphones. Click here for information specific to each recital hall and its sound system. Email Recording Services for assistance with these systems.
Audio Engineering does not otherwise provide reinforcement support for these recitals due to time and personnel constraints.
I am not on the list of people that can be recorded. How do I get you to record my recital?
For concerts not automatically recorded by MUS-X90, you may request a recording when you schedule your recital via the recital scheduling portal. The current rate is available at here. ("search music recital audio recording".)
You are also permitted to hire an outside contractor to record your performance. Guidelines for hiring outside contractors are here. Note: Outside contractors cannot use IU Audio Engineering equipment.
How do I get a link to my recording?
You will recieve a link to your recording via email when it is ready for download. Generally it takes 1-2 weeks to process and deliver an audio recording, however live-streamed concerts may take up to 4 weeks.
How can I share my recording?
Your recording can be shared with anyone at Indiana University. If you need to share with someone outside of Indiana University, download the files and share via your personal Google, OneDrive, or other cloud account.
Will a JSoM Audio Engineer be at my rehearsal?
If your recital has specific requirements such as sound reinforcement that have been arranged in advance, a staff or student engineer will attend your rehearsal. Otherwise rehearsal attendance is dependent on Audio Engineering students' class schedules and academic commitments.
Can I request a recording of my rehearsal?
Send us an email at least 2 weeks in advance of your rehearsal to request a rehearsal recording. We may not be able to honor some requests due to schedule conflicts and engineer availability.
I want my performance to be livestreamed.
Please contact IUMusicLive for all requests for livestreaming and video.
What resolution file will I receive?
We provide CD quality 16 bit 44.1 khz quality recordings to help maintain download speeds and server space. Full resolution copies can be requested by emailing email@example.com with your name, recital date, hall, and time.
How do I download and edit my recording?
Instructions for downloading and editing your recording are available here.
I am not happy with the quality of my recording.
All audio production services are provided by Audio Engineering students as part of their MUS-X90 ensemble requirement. While we strive for excellence, mistakes do happen. We will contact you directly if we are aware of a problem with your recording, otherwise contact us and we will work with you to remix, repair, or sweeten your recording.
I want to speak to a manager!
Haley Strong is the Manager of Audio Operations and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.