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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.

Recording and editing

  • Audio recorders and interfaces
    • Sony PCMD 50 digital audio recorders (2) (user manual)
    • Zoom H4N digital audio recorder (2) (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)
    • M-Audio Firewire 410 audio interfaces (6) (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)
    • iRig MIDI interface for iPhone/iPod/iPad (1)
  • Mixers
  • Microphones and accessories
    • Set of 2 Rode NT5 condenser microphones with RM5 stand-mount (user manual)
    • Set of 2 Rode NT55-MP condenser microphones (user manual)
    • Set of 2 Studio Projects C4 condenser microphones (user manual)
    • Set of 3 omnidirectional DPA 4006TL condenser microphones (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • Set of 2 Schoeps CMC 6 condenser microphones with MK22 (open cardioid) capsules (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • Set of 2 Schoeps CMC 6 condenser microphones with MK41 (supercardioid) capsules (available only for Sound Recording and SR Qualifying year students) (user manual)
    • 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)
    • Blue SPARK Digital USB microphone (1) (user manual)
    • Blue Snowball USB microphone (1) (user manual)
    • Apogee Mic USB microphone (1) (quick start guide)
    • Belkin iPod microphone (user manual)
    • XLR cables and XLR > 1/4" adapters
    • Microphone floor stands, including KM210/6 black microphone stands
  • Video equipment


  • Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III (portable) (user manual)
  • TDK A33 wireless Bluetooth speaker (portable) (user manual)
  • Bose SoundDock Portable Digital Music System (user manual)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Roland BA-330 portable amplifier
  • KORG GT-120 - guitar/bass chromatic tuner
  • KORG TM-40 - chromatic tuner/metronome
  • USB 3.0 hubs (2)
  • External Blu-ray reader/writer (compatible with PCs only)
  • Mac SuperDrive external CD, DVD reader/writer ( compatible with Macs only)
  • iPads (5) (Available to music students only)
  • Music stands (5) - Model: Apex BS-32
  • Music stand lights (5) - 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
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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