Audio/video recording and playback equipment

Equipment available at the 4th-floor service desk

Equipment on this page (unless otherwise specified) has a regular borrowing period of two days plus a night (due one hour after opening on the third day from the start of the loan). Shorter loan times may be facilitated depending on equipment availability. All equipment loans are subject to course reserve late fines that are calculated at a rate of $0.02 per minute.

Unless otherwise specified, all listed equipment is available to be borrowed by McGill students, faculty, and staff and McGill Conservatory staff. Please note that only McGill Music students, Music faculty, and Music staff may request reservations; otherwise, the equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to request a reservation, please call 514-398-4692 or come to the 4th-floor service desk of the Music Library.

Recording and editing

  • Portable audio recorders
    • Sony PCMD 50 digital audio recorder (1) (user manual)
    • Zoom H4N digital audio recorder (2) (user manual)
    • Zoom H4N PRO digital audio recorder (6) (user manual)
    • Zoom H6 digital audio recorder (1) (user manual)
    • M-Audio MicroTrack II digital audio recorders (7) (user manual)
    • Sony Stereo ICD-UX523 USB recording devices (2) (user manual)
    • Korg MR-1000 digital audio recorder (1) (user manual)
    • Sound Devices 788T-SSD audio recorder (1) (user manual) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students)
  • Audio interfaces
    • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 audio interface (2) (user manual)
    • M-Audio ProFire 610 audio interface (1) (user manual)
    • M-Audio Fast Track Pro 4X4 Mobile USB audio/MIDI interface with preamps (1) (user manual)
    • Steinberg UR 28M USB audio interface (2) (user manual)
    • Apogee jam iPad/iPhone/iPod instrument interface (1) (user manual)
    • Apogee One for Mac audio interface (2) (user manual)
    • Apogee Duet for Mac audio interface (2) (user manual)
    • Apogee Element 24 thunderbolt audio interface (2) (user manual
    • iRig MIDI interface for iPhone/iPod/iPad (1) (user guide)
  • Mixers
  • Microphones and accessories
    • Set of 2 Rode NT55-MP condenser microphones (user manual)
    • Set of 2 Schoeps CMC 6 condenser microphones with MK22 (open cardioid) capsules (matched pair) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • Set of 2 Schoeps CMC 6 condenser microphones with MK41 (supercardioid) capsules (matched pair) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • Set of 2 Schoeps CMC 6 condenser microphones with MK4 (classic cardioid) capsules (matched pair) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • DPA 4006TL omnidirectional condenser microphones (3, matched pair + single) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • DPA 4011A cardioid condenser microphones (2) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • DPA 4099 instrument microphones for Bass, Brass, Clamp mount, Guitar, Sax, Violin and Piano (7, one per instrument type) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • DPA 4061 necklace microphones (2) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Neumann TLM 103 (3) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual
    • Neumann TLM 107 (3) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • Neumann TLM 170R (3, matched pair + single) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • Neumann M 147 (3) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • Neumann M 150 (3) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • Neumann KM 183 (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (3, matched pair + single) (user manual)
    • Neumann KM 184 (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (3, matched pair + single) (user manual)
    • Neumann U 87 Ai (1) (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • sE Electronics sE2200a II multipattern large diaphragm condenser microphone (2) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Audio-technica AT4050-ST stereo condenser microphones (3) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Audio-technica AT4041studio pair cardioid condenser microphones (2, matched pair) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Røde M5 cardioid compact condenser microphones (2) (matched pair) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Oktava MK-012 MSP2 condenser microphones (2) (matched pair) (available only for McGill Music students, music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Lauten Audio LA-320 vacuum-tube condenser microphone (1) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (information page)
    • Shure SM57 dynamic microphones – instrumental (7) (user manual)
    • Shure SM58 dynamic microphones – vocal (11) (user manual)
    • Sennheiser MD21 U dynamic omnidirectional microphone (2) (user manual)
    • Sennheiser MD421-II dynamic microphones (2) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Sennheiser MD441-U dynamic microphones (2) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Beyerdynamic M88 TG dynamic microphones (2) (available only for McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (user manual)
    • Blue SPARK Digital USB microphone (1) (user manual)
    • Blue Snowball USB microphone (1) (user manual)
    • Blue Baby Bottle SL large diaphragm condenser microphones (2) (user manual)
    • Apogee MiC USB microphone (1) (quick start guide)
    • Belkin iPod microphone (user manual)
    • 25' XLR cables (6)
    • 15' XLR cables (60)
    • XLR > 1/4" adapters
    • Microphone floor stands, including KM210/6 black microphone stands
    • AEA SMP17 microphone positioner bar (1)
  • Video equipment (one camera per person due to high demand)
    • Canon VIXIA HF M52 HD video camcorders (2) (user manual)
    • Zoom Q2HD Handy video recorders (3) (user manual)
    • JVC GY-HM100U video camcorders (2) (user manual) (Available only to McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff)
    • Canon XF 100 video camcorders (3) (user manual) (Available only to McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (Memory card compatibility list)
    • Canon XF 305 video camcorder (1) (user manual) (Available only to McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (Memory card compatibility list)
    • Nikon D750 DSLR cameras (2) (user manual) (Available only to McGill Music students, Music faculty and Music staff) (Memory card compatibility list found on page 491 of the user manual)
    • Sony α7SII cameras (3) (user manual)  (Available only to McGill Music students, Music faculty, and Music staff)
    • Panasonic OmniMovie VHS camcorder (user manual)
    • Manfrotto 190CX3 tripods (4) (user manual) (Available only to McGill Music students, Music faculty, and Music staff)
    • Manfrotto 546B+504HD tripods (3) (Available only to McGill Music students, Music faculty, and Music staff)
    • Velbon Sherpa 200R tripods (10) (user manual)
    • Optex pro-style mini tripods (3)
    • Portable VHS digitization kit
      • Elgato Systems USB Analog Video Capture Device (1) (user manual)
      • AV Toolbox AVT-8710 Multi-Standard Time Base Corrector (1) (user manual)

Playback

  • Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III (portable) (user manual)
  • TDK A33 wireless Bluetooth speaker (portable) (user manual) (bluetooth pairing instructions)
  • Bose SoundDock Portable Digital Music System (user manual). Please note the auxiliary port for this speaker is damaged. The speaker will only work with the 30-pin ipod dock connector in the front. A 30-pin to Lightning connector is available for loan to allow newer-style Apple devices with a Lightning connector to function with this speaker.
  • Headphones
  • iPods: 8 GB Nano, 60 GB Video

Other equipment

  • Portable keyboards: KORG microKEY-37 (2) (user manual, video) and M-AUDIO KeyRig 49 (2) (user manual, video)
  • Realtraps portable vocal booth (1) (microphone assembly instructions)
  • Realtraps carrel (1) (manufacturer's information)
  • Multimedia projectors
  • Lacie Rugged Mini 500 GB portable hard drives (2: one formatted for Mac, one formatted for PC)
  • Roland Micro CUBE GX guitar amp (user manual)
  • Roland BA-330 portable amplifier (user manual)
  • KORG GT-120 - guitar/bass chromatic tuner
  • KORG TM-40 - chromatic tuner/metronome
  • USB 3.0 hubs (2)
  • External Blu-ray, CD & DVD reader/writer (compatible with PCs only)
  • Mac SuperDrive external CD, DVD reader/writer (compatible with Macs only)
  • iPads (5) (Available only to McGill Music students, faculty and staff)
  • Music stands (5) - Model: Apex BS-32
  • Music stand lights - Mighty Bright LED lights - Duet and Xtra Flex Models.

A/V equipment available in the Library Seminar Rooms and A412 (the Active Learning Classroom)

  A410 A412 A510 A512
Cassette player  
CD player
DAT player      
Document camera
DVD player
Laptop stereo connection
Laser Disc player  
Mini Disc player      
Smart Panel
Turntable
VHS player

Pianos in the Music Library

  • 2 Yamaha Clavinova Electronic Pianos (stand-alone) with Koss headphones (on the 3rd floor, northwest corner)
  • Acoustic and/or electronic pianos are also in each of the Library Seminar Rooms and in A412

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