Department of Music

Recording Studio

The UNLV Recording Studio is a large-scale professional recording studio that features state-of-the art technology to both students and the community. The purpose of this facility is to both educate students in the use of modern recording technologies and provide students, faculty, and community members the service of recording with high-tech equipment at reasonable rates.

Equipment

The recording studio features two Pro Tools HD systems, a Euphonix CS 3000 console, and a multitude of both vintage and modern high-quality microphones, as well as a main recording room acoustically trimmed by renowned studio builder Walters-Storyk Design Group. The studio can record events in the Choral, Band, and Recital Halls simultaneously.

Courses

Courses taught in the recording studio include Intro to Recording, Virtual Studio Technology, Intermediate and Advanced Music Technology, Logic Pro, High-Def sound and surround-sound mixing, large-console recording, sound design, and multimedia for the performing arts.

Services 

Services to outside clients include full band/orchestra recording to remote recording services, audio editing and duplication, and transfer of LP and Cassettes to CD.

Faculty and Staff

Chuck Foley has been on the UNLV staff since 1995 and teaches courses in the music technology area at the university. He is the main recording engineer and the studio manager for the UNLV Recording Studio and has recorded many artists, within both the UNLV community and the Las Vegas area, from big band jazz recording to small ensembles. Beginning his recording career as a session guitarist, Foley has guided the studio toward providing reliable and professional recordings for musicians. He and Gil Kaupp are responsible for developing the curriculum for the minor in music technology.

Gil Kaupp has extensive experience “on both sides of the glass.” He has recorded hundreds of CDs, jingles, and TV and film scores as a trumpet player and has received an honorary Ton-Meister certificate for his work recording large orchestras with the Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich, Germany. A published author of many articles in magazines such as MacworldKeyboards, and Sound on Sound, he established the recording curriculum for the Media Academy in Munich as well as here at UNLV.

Minor in Music Technology

The recording studio also serves as the main lab for the music technology minor degree program offered at UNLV.

Career prospects for students range from working on the famous Las Vegas Strip as sound engineers and/or recording engineers or in one of the many local studios to editing/creating sound for games or movies. The minor degree program is an ideal addition to any aspiring artist seeking a performance major who wants to create media for web, CD, and DVD.