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 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Jonathan Salama '22
Jonathan is a senior in the Computer Science department and has worked in the Ultraviolet Recording Studio since 2019. He plays guitar, mandolin, piano, and saxophone, with interests in prog/classic rock, folk, blues, and Romantic era classical music. Jonathan has been recording, mixing and mastering for over 3 years, and is familiar with Logic Pro and Pro Tools.
Tuesday 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday 8:00pm - 11:00pm
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 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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.