Thanks to a generous donation and the dedication of students to the craft of music production, the Ultraviolet Recording Studio made its debut in the basement of Bloomberg Hall in April, 2018. Ultraviolet is named for the distinctive purple soundproof panels that line the walls, reminiscent of the high energy electromagnetic waves by the same name. The studio space is an innovative way to promote portals of entry for student involvement/engagement with audio engineering and musical production. The studio space also provides students with the opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to their own personal projects. In the case of student organizations, we hope that Ultraviolet will engender a strong community identity as a space that promotes creative exploration and play.
Christien Ayers '23
Christien is a junior in the Music department, planning to get a certificate in Technology and Society. Born with a love for music, he was classical trained on both piano and clarinet at a young age, before learning guitar and voice as a teen. On campus, he’s been involved a part of many musical outlets including Glee Club, Shere Khan, PURE and WPRB. As a recording artist himself, Christien has had the opportunity to learn the art of recording and mixing records from professionals inside and outside his hometown of Indianapolis; now he mixes and records for his friends, family, and indie band, Everybody Jaywalks. He is skilled at using Logic Pro and Garageband, and familiar with Pro Tools
Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Samara Samad '25
Samara is a sophomore studying Economics and pursuing a certificate in Electronic Music Performance.Music has always been a key part of her life, as she has been singing and playing keys and guitar from a young age. As an independent artist, songwriting and music production are some of her greatest passions. She has independently produced two original albums Articles, Duality and Through the End of a Paper Straw, which are both available on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and more. At Princeton, Samara is also involved with PURE (Princeton University Rock Ensemble), The Wildcats, Child’s Play Improv, and several bands on campus. She is trained on Logic, Ableton, and Pro Tools.
Saturday 11:30am - 1:30 pm
Sunday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Caroline Zhao '25
Caroline is a first year intending to study Chemical & Biological Engineering. She's been a musician since the age of 7, and she knows how to play piano, violin, viola, and guitar. Moreover, she is a trained audio and mixing engineer, and has mixed and mastered projects released by artist Asher Phillips on all platforms. She has served as a studio assistant at local NJ recording studio RMC Studios, and she is familiar with Ableton, ProTools, Logic, and FL Studio.
Monday 10:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 12:30pm
Access and Policies
When booking time in Ultraviolet, please be sure to include your PUID#, any equipment needs, reason for booking, whether you’d like access to the control room and/or booth, and the number of people you’re expecting in the studio.
Ultraviolet Recording Studio offers a suite of audio recording equipment and accessories. A comprehensive list is posted online.