Studio 170 was generously funded by the Friends of the Danbury Library. Studio 170 offers both audio and video recording services. The audio recording studio comes equipped with a sound-proof recording booth, Blue Microphones Bluebird versatile cardioid condenser microphone, FOCUSRITE Scarlett 2i2 sound card, and a Mac mini loaded with GarageBand and Logic Pro X. The video recording studio provides an HD video camcorder and tripod, studio lights, a green screen, and Mac loaded with Final Cut Pro and Black Magic.
Patrons who are interested in using the recording studio must watch an orientation video before their scheduled studio time.
All work completed in the studio must be saved on the patron’s own large-capacity (16GB or more) drive. A 1TB flash drive is available for check-out if necessary.
The Danbury Library staff cannot provide one-on-one assistance on demand in the recording studio. However, a volunteer is available to help with recording and sound engineering from 12-3pm, Monday through Friday in the audio recording studio. If you’re interested in working with our volunteer, please indicate as such when you make your reservation. Some proficiency in using computers and recording devices is expected to achieve results.
- Active Connecticut library card in good standing
- Valid state-issued photo ID
- Must be over the age of 17 and present during the studio session
The audio recording studio can be reserved in 30-minute increments up to 3 hours. The video studio can be reserved in 1-hr increments up to 5 hours. Each patron may make up to three advance reservations per calendar month. Additional reservations may be made at the Library’s discretion.
The recording studio is available for reservation during the following times*:
Mondays 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fridays 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays 1:30pm – 4:00pm
*the video recording studio opens 1/2-hr later
There is an electric guitar and a mini production keyboard available for checkout during your studio session. Please indicate your interest when making your appointment.
Request recording times by calling, emailing the library, or by filling out the reservation request form online. Processing of reservations is done during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. We do not process reservations during Library closings or holidays. All reservations must be approved by either Aurelio Muraca or Amanda Gilbertie.