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.

Programs: Apogee Maestro, BIG-IP Edge Client, Dante Virtual Soundcard, DSP-Quattro X, Fuzz Measure, Logic Pro X, M32-Edit, MIDI TimecodeX, MOTU Audio Setup, MOTU PCI Audio Setup, MOTU PCI SMPTE Setup, MOTU SMPTE Setup, MTBX, PRO2 Offline Editor, QLab, Rednet Control, Smaart, SoundView, Touch OSC Bridge, Touch OSC Editor, Video Slave 2, Visual Differ

Max Checkout: 1 Day

Also Includes: Carrying Case, Charger

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

Manual: 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

Manual: MOTU 828mk3 manual

Apogee One Audio Interface

Description: The Apogee One Audio Interface is a portable USB audio interface. It includes a multi-function dial for usability and a single input for simple recording of voice and instruments.

Also Includes: USB Cable, Mic Stand Adapter, Break-Out Cable

Manual: Apogee One 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 micro SD Card, micro SD Card Reader Headphones, 2 USB Cables, Remote w/ Extension Cable, Stand Adapter, Tripod, Power Adapter, 1/4″ Headphone Adapter

Manual: Zoom H5 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, Headphones, Pop Filter, USB Cable, Hardshell Case, Fuzzy Windscreen, Tripod, Power Adapter

Manual: Zoom H4n manual

Zoom F-1

Description: The Zoom F-1 is a portable recorder with a shotgun capsule. It is more compact than the Zoom H4n and the Zoom H5, and there are currently 10 available in the HDMZ. The Zoom F-1 can record to WAV or MP3 format.

Also Includes: Foam Pop Filter, Shock Mount, Aux Cable, 32GB micro SD Card w/ Reader

Manual: Zoom F-1 manual

Zoom H3-VR

Description: The Zoom H3-VR is a compact recorder with four microphone capsules. The recorder has the ability to record ambisonic content and convert it to stereo, stereo binaural, and 5.1 surround formats without the need for external processing.

Also Includes: Mounting Accessories, Foam Windscreen, Headphones, 1/4″ Headphone Adapter, 16GB Micro SD Card, Micro SD Card Reader

Manual: Zoom H3-VR 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, Foam Windscreen

Manual: Rode NT-4 Manual

Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro


Description: The Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro is a microphone that is 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

Manual: Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro Manual

Zoom SGH-6 Mono Shotgun Capsule

Description: The SGH-6 is a mono shotgun microphone attachment for handheld Zoom recorders. It allows for directional recording of a mono source.

Also Includes: Fuzzy Windscreen

Zoom SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Capsule

Description: The SSH-6 is a shotgun attachment for handheld Zoom recorders. This capsule is capable of mid-side recording through its dual capsule setup. The top half acts as a mono shotgun microphone while the bottom acts as a stereo microphone with a figure-8 pickup pattern.

Also Includes: Fuzzy Windscreen

Audio Technica AT897 Shotgun Mic

Description: The AT897 is a shotgun microphone with a narrow pickup pattern and off-axis isolation. The kit comes with a handheld shotgun mount, a windscreen, and a 9V battery making it suitable for field use.

Also Includes: Fuzzy Windscreen, Shock Mount, XLR, Windscreen Brush, Microphone Stand Adapter

Manual: AT8987 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 used to record underwater. These microphones have been used to record sounds on the documentary “Planet Earth” and its upcoming sequel.

Max Checkout: 4 Days

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

Sony ECM44B Lavalier Microphone

Description: The Sony ECM44B is a compact electret microphone suitable for general voice pickup. It is low profile, intended to be hidden on the speaker. The microphone power capsule houses one AA battery and an XLR pickup.

Manual: Sony ECM44B manual

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

Manual: m-audio 49i manual

Rolls CS1000 Cable Scanner

Description: The Rolls CS1000 can test 10 different types of cables for proper continuity and polarity. It also features a test tone generator that outputs a balanced 1kHz signal for testing headphones and speakers.

Manual: Rolls CS1000 manual

DLM2 Light Meter

Description: The DLM2 is designed to measure light in either foot-candles or lux with an accuracy of +/- 5%.

Manual: DLM2 manual

Canon EOS 60D

Description: The Canon 60D is a DSLR camera for photo and video usage. It is capable of shooting Full HD video at 1080p and contains a variety of other features related to photo and video content. The kit includes an 18-50mm lens and two batteries.

Also Included: Lens, Batteries, 64GB SD Card, Camera Strap

Manual: Canon EOS 60D Manual

Canon 70-200mm Ultrasonic Lens

Description: The Canon Ultrasonic Lens is a telephoto zoom lens featuring optical image stabilization and an f-stop ranging from f2.8 to f32. This weather-resistant lens is designed for both smooth manual focus control and quick, quiet, accurate auto focus.

Manual: Canon Ultrasonic Lens manual

GoPro Kit

Description: The GoPro Kit features a GoPro HERO5 with a variety of accessories and attachments. The GoPro HERO5 is an Ultra 4k HD portable camera that is durable and suitable for action footage. It is waterproof and dustproof up to a certain point, and the included accessories allow for unique or unconventional placement of the camera.

Also Includes: Metal GoPro Housing, UV Filter, Røde Camera-Mounted Microphone, Aux Cable, Fuzzy Windscreen, 32GB Micro SD Card w/ Reader, Large Pipe Clamp, Small Pipe Clamp, Microphone Stand Adapter, Pipe Clamp Adapter, GoPro Karma Grip

Manual: Go Pro HERO5 manual

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