[ Classroom Technology ]
Info and Tutorials
Many spaces in the Adams Center are equipped with simple and user-friendly systems you can use to record yourself practicing or rehearsing with an ensemble for immediate playback.
Room reservations are not required, but suggested. Classrooms are available on a first-come walk-in basis. They can be used any time they’re empty, no reservation required. However, we suggest that you contact Tara Deming in the Operations Office several days ahead of time to reserve a recording space. This will ensure that you have access when desired, and to confirm that no one else has already booked the room. Reservations always take priority over walk-ins. You must turn over the space of someone arrives with a reservation.
You can request some meet you at your first recording session to give one-on-one training and help get you started. Email us at iNeedHelp@yale.edu a few days ahead of time, and we’ll help you have a successful experience.
Free to Use
There is no cost for using any of these on-demand recording opportunities. However, you will be responsible for a replacement fee for lost or damaged cards and card readers.
The Adams Center’s Hendrie Hall classrooms 114, 116, 118, and 316 offer basic on-demand stereo audio self-recording. All you need is a USB thumbdrive like the one you received at the beginning of the year. Additional USB thumbdrives will be available for a small fee.
Video with Audio
Classrooms 313 and 314 have been designed to provide everyone free access to on-demand video self-recording. These capabilities are also available in the percussion studio, opera room (101), Glee Club room (201), and the band room (301).
Video recording requires the use of an SD card.
Borrow an SD card
SD cards and card readers are available for loan at the reception desk inside the main entrance of the Adams Center. There is a limited supply of cards and readers, so they must be returned within 24 hours. Each SD card kit includes a USB and USB-C compatible reader.
Use your own SD card
For the most flexibility, we suggest that you purchase your own SD card (>80MB/s Class 10). We recommend only SanDisk or Transcend cards with minimum of 32GB. Other card brands may work, but we cannot guarantee compatibility. Some older MacBook Pros include an SC card reader, but if your computer does not have one, you will also need an SD reader.