Radio Studio

RS 104 – Radio Studio

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This room is a purpose built professional Radio Studio for MECO students, with full radio broadcast capabilities. The studio is designed to offer students practical hands on experience in a professional radio studio environment. Access to the venue is by booking and utilises swipe card access.

Capacity is 4-5 seats.

Room Special Features

Broadcast quality 16 channel Xenon console

  • 1 announcer microphone, 4 guest microphones & headphones
  • 2 Dell computers running Windows XP Professional
  • 2 professional quality CD players
  • Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini
  • Commander G3 Tieline system
  • Hybrid telephone system
  • Full access to professional radio software
  • Network and Internet access from all computers

The 2 Radio Studio computers offer:

  • NewsBoss Production Suite
  • Pro Tools LE
  • Prompter
  • Station Playlist
  • Roxio Creator
  • Audacity
  • Firefox as default Internet Browser

RL 104A – Radio Studio

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This is a computer enhanced teaching facility with full multimedia capabilities, designed for MECO students enrolled in the Radio Broadcast unit.
Access to the venue is by booking and utilises swipe card access.

Capacity is 20 seats.

The room feature:
  • 20 student computer positions – Mac Intel Core Duo running Microsoft XP,
    Digidesign Mbox2 mini & Rolls Headphones amplifier on each station
  • DVD, VHS and audio playback from Teacher’s computer to screen via ceiling mounted Data Projector and wall-mounted speakers
  • Computer presentations to front screen via ceiling mounted Data Projector
  • Document camera for presenting material to students.
  • Network and Internet access from all computers
  • Mac Intel Core Duo running Microsoft XP at the teaching station
  • Wireless lapel microphone

Room Special Features

An AMX console is the centre piece for switching between AV content. It allows users to switch easily between content sources with no fuss all from a touch screen panel.

  • Data Projector activation and screen control
  • Selecting input sources for display through Projector eg DVD, computer etc
  • Playing audio through wall mounted speakers

Mac Intel Core Duo desktop computers offer:

  • Newsboss
  • Pro Tools LE
  • Firefox as default Internet Browser
  • Office 2008 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Audacity

RB 104B – Radio Booth

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This room is a purpose built professional radio production booth designed to complement room RS 104 – Radio Studio. It offers professional broadcast quality radio production facilities and offers students practical experience in a professional radio production environment. Access to the venue is by booking and utilises swipe card access.

Capacity is 1-2 seats.

The room feature:
  • Broadcast quality 6 channel Elan console
  • 1 announcer microphone and headphones
  • Hybrid telephone system
  • Newsboss production facility
  • Network and Internet access from all computers

The Radio Booth computer offers:

  • NewsBoss Production Suite
  • Audacity
  • Roxio Creator