Center for Audio Recording Arts


School of Music, Georgia State University

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CARA, the Center for Audio Recording Arts, is a complex of recording studios, post-production suites and computer music laboratories located on the 11th floor of the historic Standard Building and the ground floor of the Haas Howell Building in the Georgia State University School of Music. CARA serves the research, teaching and service goals of the School of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences and is under the direction of Dr. Robert Scott Thompson. The studios provide training and creative opportunities for undergraduate and graduate creators as well as faculty composers, performers and researchers. CARA also serves in various capacities as a hub for digital audio research and sound and music production for members of the wider university community.

The first phase of construction and equipment installation was completed in September 1996. Continuous upgrades and enhancements have brought the five control rooms and the Computer Music/MIDI studio to a high level of technical standard. The facility, designed by Walters-Storyk of New York, is distinctive as a site for faculty research, interdisciplinary study, technical training, education and artistic product development and is unique on Georgia State's campus.