Walford Recording Studio

Walford Recording Studio in Ives Hall 32 is available for use only by students registered in a Recording Class and/or certified by the instructor or a tutor.

Certificate Program in Audio and Recording Production

The Certificate in Audio and Recording Production is open to the local community and inclined matriculated students interested in music recording and production in a studio setting. The program makes use of SSU’s Walford Recording Studio in Ives Hall Room 32, which is newly renovated and updated with high level, state of the art, 24 channel pro-tools, mac based equipment, and integrated with red-net ability to record from the Green Music Center's Weill and Schroeder Halls. Students will use the recording studio as a lab to produce music as part of a formalized curriculum.

Thomas Limbert, the Director of the Walford Recording Studio and Assistant Professor of Composition, will determine the eligibility of prospective students through a screening and application process. A certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the three courses.

The certificate program consists of two courses:

  1. Audio And Recording Production I
  2. Audio and Recording Production II

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Limbert


  • Imac based Pro Tools 11 HD Digital audio workstation with Avid Audio C 24 control surface
  • Sound Construction C|24 Wrap Console
  • Sound Construction Lowboy Racks

Protools Plug-ins:

  • Emerald Pack Native
  • Sonnox Elite Plug In Bundle-Special Promo
  • Waves Diamond Bundle Native

Microphone pre-amps and digital audio Network:

  • Focusrite 8 Ch. Mic Pre x3 in studio and x3 on GMC site & A/D For Rednet

Studio Monitors:

  • Genelec 8250A

Studio Microphones:

  • AKG 414 Matched Stereo Pair
  • AKG D112 Large Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone
  • AKG C2000 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone x2
  • Neumann TLM 103 Cardioid Stereo-Set
  • Neumann U87 Microphone W/Shock Mount
  • Neumann KM 184 Condenser Microphone Pair
  • EV RE20 Dynamic Microphone
  • Shure SM7 Cardioid Dynamic Studio Vocal Mic
  • Shure SM 81 Condenser Microphones x2
  • Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone x4
  • Shure Beta 52A High Output Dynamic Microphone
  • Audix D2 Dynamic Instrument Microphone
  • SE 2200A Condenser Microphone w/out Shock mount
  • Rode NT2 Condenser Microphone w/out Shock mount 

Studio Accessories:

  • K&M Tripod/Boom Combination
  • Aviom Six Mix Personal Mixing System
  • Sennheiser Circumaural Monitoring HiFi Headphones
  • (4) JBL Speakers
  • Kawai 500 Grand Piano

Learn more about the Walford Recording Studio at the Music Department website!