Media Production

Audio Recording and Production

Our centre has a range of audio recording and production equipment that can be used for creative projects and research.

The DSC has a two-person sound proof Whisper Room Model 6084S which includes:

  • AudioTechnica ATH-M40x Headphones
  • AudioTechnica AT4040 Condenser Microphone
  • Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen Digital Audio Interface
  • Ableton Live Recording and Mixing Software

An Ableton Push controller, used for music creation is available for use in the centre, and must be requested seperately.

The DSC has five all-in-one audio recorders that can be borrowed and used outside the DSC. These recorders are ideal for interviews, focus group settings or recording live music performances. Their features include:

  • Six-track simultaneous recording
  • Four mic/line interchangeable input capsules: X/Y, MS, Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo
  • Knob gain controls and -20dB pads for each input
  • Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
  • Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB

The recorders can be borrowed out of the centre for 1-7 days. It is recommended you book devices for a specific time to ensure availability for your project or event.

Photography and Video

The DSC offers access to technology intended for photography and video production. These include a Canon 80D DSLR camera, a Ricoh 360 degree camera, and various tripods and accessories.

The Canon 80D Camera is a robust DSLR that can shoot both still images and video. The DSC has the Video Creator Kit which includes:

  • Canon EOS 80D dSLR
  • 45-point all cross-type autofocus system
  • 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Live View shooting
  • Can record full HD 60 frames per second video
  • RODE VideoMic GO directional mic
  • Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 allows for easy smooth zooming
  • Extra batteries and battery charges
  • A separate SD card to USB card reader

The DSC also has an accompanying Ulitmax 75″ tripod to go with the camera kit.

With the RICOH THETA SC researchers can capture full circular shots of spaces. The camera includes these features:

  • Captures 360° fully spherical images and videos
  • Records full HD video at 30fps
  • Built-in memory can store up to 8GB
  • Compatibility with both iOS and Android

The DSC also has an accompanying Smatre Smapole Q3 tripod to go with the camera kit.

As the camera kits can be borrowed out of the centre for 1-7 days, it is recommended you book devices to ensure availability for your project.


The DSC also provides access to a variety of media production software on our high-end computers. This includes: Isadora, Adobe Creative Suite and Audacity. For more information and to book a computer, please see the Software page.