Self-service recording studios

The studio enables University of Melbourne staff to produce audio and screencast recordings and is located on the first floor of the Baillieu Library.

Booking the self-service recording studio

  • Check the opening hours for the Baillieu Library Please note you are not able to access the room during 'After Hours Study Zone' times as there are no desk staff available to provide the key.
  • Create an appointment in your own calendar and invite !Baillieu 1st Flr LE Studio-Self. You will be able to check availability before sending the invite via the scheduling feature in Outlook but the room will reject any attempted double-bookings. Please consider others users by limiting your bookings to two hours per day.
  • You will get an automated response from the room if the booking is accepted.

Using the self-service recording studio

On the day of your booking:

  • Collect the room key from the ground floor Baillieu Library service desk. Have your staff ID card ready for check-out. Use the ticket machine to join the service desk queue, selecting the 'Library' option. At peak times the queue may be up to 5 minutes.
  • Use the self-service recording studio user guide or view the video below to get started.
  • After you've finished, shut down the computer and return the key to the service desk.
Recording audio in the self-service recording studio

Support on the day

As this is a self-service recording studio, on-demand technical support is limited. Ensure you check the latest information in the room for technical issues.

To log a support query or technical problem with the equipment, please use the general enquiry form.


The following software options are available:

  1. Audacity.
  2. Screencast-O-Matic.

Equipment and software set-up

  • Computer: Apple iMac
  • Microphone: Two Rode Procaster mics on boom stands
  • Audio interface: Focusrite 2i2
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT770 (80 Ohm)
  • Screen capture software: Screencast-O-Matic.
Self-service recording studio
Self-service recording studio


Baillieu Library

The self-service recording studio is located in room 128 on the first floor of the Baillieu Library. You need to collect the room key from the ground floor Baillieu Library service desk.


  • Who can use the self-service recording studios?

    They are intended for staff to create teaching and learning resources. Other uses will be considered, on application, by the Associate Director, Learning Environments.

  • How to I get access to the self-service recording studios?

    On the day of your allocated booking, collect the room key from the library service desk, ensuring you have your staff ID card for validation. To join the service desk queue use the ticket machine, selecting the ‘Library’ option. NOTE: At peak periods there may be a longer wait time.

  • What times are the self-service recording studios available?

    The room key is collected from the library service desk. Access to the room reflects their hours of operation.

  • What do I do if I need more time at the end of my session to complete my recording?

    Check with the library service desk to see if there is a booking following your session. If no other bookings are scheduled you may continue using the room by asking the library staff to extend your booking in Calendar. Please be aware of the closing time of the service desk for returning the key.

  • What do I do with the key if someone arrives at the room for their booking as I am finishing up?

    You will need to return the key to the library service desk to ensure your staff card is marked as having returned the key. The other person can return to the desk with you to borrow the key with their card.

  • Is there a limit to how long or how often I book the room?

    In peak times please limit your booking length to two hours. You can book the room as many days that suits your schedule. However, if the self-service studio is in high demand you may not be able to have all your preferred time slots.