I should introduce myself for those who don't know me: I am Aaron Price, and at the time of writing this I am the Comptroller/CFO of WHUS Radio. I am pursuing a B.M. in Music Composition with a minor in Spanish at the University of Connecticut and am a full-time undergraduate student.
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My goal with this blog series is:
1) to keep everyone up to date with how the process is going; and
2) to have a historical record of this process
For those of you who are unaware, when our studios were built in the Student Union at UConn there was already the intention of using the room marked "Advanced Production" (Room 412D) as an Advanced Production Studio. In fact, the walls in that room already have sound barriers in them, which makes this process slightly simpler. However, up until recently this room has been used as a storage area. Over the recent winter break our Financial Assistant Barbara, Program Coordinator Val, and I worked together to tackle the mess and organize the room. We got rid of a lot of junk, and the result is shown below:
Advanced Production, Room 412D in January 2012
Admittedly, I should have taken a picture of what it looked like before our cleaning just to give you all a sense of exactly how much stuff we had to wade through, but consider this picture to be the official "before" picture, and I'm very excited to see the "after" result!
I have recently met with the building manager of the Student Union. He has informed me that with a proposal of the structural changes (which would essentially be putting a window into one of the walls to separate the musicians and engineers, like many recording studios) we could get construction going in a reasonable amount of time. Before I write that proposal I will be inviting in some experts to help us make an informed decision about the changes we will be making, and make a comprehensive plan before any changes begin.
With this new studio we are hoping to provide more services to students as well as increasing interest in our station in general. We have been approached by several groups that have asked whether we could provide this service, and are thus assured that it will have immediate relevance and purpose.
That is all for Part 1, keep an eye out for Part 2!