Millikin Arts Recording Studio (MARS)

Kevin Guarnieri, Instructor,
School of Music

MARS’ work on the University Commons dedication ceremony tested the breadth and depth of our collective knowledge. We collaborated with many other student-run ventures and student groups: Arts Café, MIST, Big Blue Sound, First Step Records and Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre to name a few. We recorded the performance with over 20 microphones and synchronized our recording with the video footage that was captured. Our ‘bread and butter’ is multi-track audio recordings (no more than eight microphones) of student and faculty musical recitals/performances. It made me proud to see all of the members of MARs go above and beyond for the university and overcome new technical and logistical challenges. We succeeded beyond our wildest expectations.