HDMZ Rentable Equipment

An often overlooked resource within our department, the HDMZ offers various sound equipment available for rent to assist in school projects.

VPA Audio Laptop

Description: A MacBook Pro with a variety of different audio programs and software downloaded on it. Can be used in conjunction with other HDMZ equipment for things such as mobile recording setups or fuzz measuring for acoustics projects.


Apogee Maestro

BIG-IP Edge Client

Dante Virtual Soundcard

DSP-Quattro X

Fuzz Measure

Logic Pro X


MIDI TimecodeX

MOTU Audio Setup

MOTU PCI Audio Setup




PRO2 Offline Editor


Rednet Control



Touch OSC Bridge

Touch OSC Editor

Video Slave 2

Visual Differ

Max Checkout: 1 Day

Also Includes: 

Carrying Case


Tascam HD-P2 Portable Recorder


Description: A Portable High-Definition Stereo Audio Recorder. The Tascam HD-P2 can record up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution on to Compact Flash media. Files can be transferred to DAW through firewire.

Max Checkout: 4 days

Also Includes:

Travel Case

FW Cable

AC Adapter

Compact Flash Cards

Product Manual:

Tascam HD-P2 Manual

MOTU 896mk3


Description: The MOTU 896mk3 is an audio interface that allows connection via firewire as well as usb 2. The interface has eight channels of 24-bit 192 kHz analog recording and playback, combined with sixteen channels of optical digital I/O, stereo AES/EBU, S/PDIF and separate analog main outs.

Max Checkout: 2 days


896mk3 Hybrid Manual

MOTU 828mk3


Description: This audio interface has usb 2 and thunderbolt connectivity. It also has 28 inputs and 30 outputs along with a digital mixer with built in effects.

Max Checkout: 2 days


MOTU 828mk3 manual

Zoom H5


Description: This portable recorder is very similar to the H4n that is also available from the HDMZ. It has an MSH-6 mid side microphone setup as well as two XLR/TRS inputs on the bottom. Like the H4n it also records in WAV and MP3 which are stored on an SD card within the device. We currently have 8 of the Zoom H5 available to borrow and it is recommended that you use the H5 if available rather than the H4n or H4.

Max Checkout: 2 days

Also Includes:

Hard Case


32 GB SD Card

2 GB SD Card



2 USB Cables



4 AA Batteries

Stand Adapter



Power Adapter


Zoom H5n Manual

Zoom H4n

Zoom H4n

Description: The Zoom H4n is a portable recorder with an x/y stereo pair. The angle of recording can be changed to vary between 90 and 120 degrees. The Zoom H4n can record to wav or mp3 format. Each kit in the HDMZ includes an SD card that you may use to save your recordings to on the device to later transfer to your own computer.

Max Checkout: 2 days

Also includes:

32Gb SD card



USB Cable

Hardshell Case


Zoom H4n manual

Zoom H4

Zoom H4

Description: An earlier model of the Zoom H4n. Like the H4n it includes a stereo pair on the top and two XLR/TRS inputs on the bottom. It can also record to WAV and MP3 onto an SD card.

Max Checkout: 2 days

Also Includes:

16GB SD card




Zoom H4 manual

Rode NT-4


Description: The Rode NT-4 is a stereo boom microphone. The microphone has a dual cardioid polar pattern has well as outputs via dual XLR or single stereo 1/8″. The microphone can be phantom powered, or can be powered via a 9 volt battery.

Max Checkout: 2 days

Also Includes:

Hardshell Case

Fuzzy Zeppelin


Rode NT-4 Manual

Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro


Description: The Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro is a microphone that is, obviously, made for video recording. The microphone can be mounted to the top of a video camera and includes a stereo pair of 1/2″ capsules. The microphone also has onboard EQ control and power settings. The microphone is powered by a 9 volt battery.

Max Checkout: 4 days


Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro Manual

Song Meter SM3

song meter

Description: The Song Meter SM3 is what is known as a bat recorder. The device has the ability to be programmed to record at certain times of the day if left alone. It is also relatively weatherproof allowing it to be programmed and left to record outdoors over extended periods of time. It also has the ability to record at high high frequencies, up to 384kHz. This is what gained it the name “bat recorder” since it can be used to record the high pitch screeches of bats that are beyond our hearing range.

Max Checkout: 4 days

Also Includes: 

2 SM3-U1 Mics (normal recording)

2 SM3-A1 Mics (high pitched recording)

2 Microphone Shock Mounts

SD Card

Parabolic Microphone


Description: An extremely directional mic that is meant to be held and aimed. Used in professional sporting events to pick up sounds from on the field. Can be used here however to pick up things such as birds in trees.

Max Checkout: 4 Days

JrF Contact Mic

Contact Mic

Description: The JrF contact mic can be attached to a surface for a unique recording. Attaching it to various objects can capture the vibrations of their movement adding another element to a prospective recording. For both available JrF microphones it is recommended that you run them into microphone preamps. Others claim to have better results using them with DI boxes.

Max Checkout: 4 Days

More Info: http://hydrophones.blogspot.com/2009/05/contact-microphones-by-jrf.html

JrF Hydrophone


Description: The JrF hydrophone is, as the name would imply, used to record underwater. These microphones have been used to record sounds on the documentary “Planet Earth” and it’s upcoming sequel.

Max Checkout: 4 Days

More Info: http://hydrophones.blogspot.com/2009/04/hydrophones-by-jrf.html

Sony 7506 Headphones

Sony Headphones

Description: Standard over ear headphones.

Extreme Isolation EX-25


Description: Over ear headphones. Described as having a brighter quality to them.

Extreme Isolation EX-29


Description: Over ear headphones. Described as having a flat quality to them.

M-Audio 49i


Description: A keyboard midi controller for work in programs such as Logic, ProTools, or Sibelius. Connects to computer via usb.

Max Checkout: 2 days


m-audio 49i manual

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