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Info for studio users

Signing up for time in one of the CMC classrooms or studios

You can sign out all CMC spaces via the reservation system. You will receive a user name and password from your instructor along with information on which rooms you may sign up for.

we are in the process of installing a new room-reservation system

CMC building/studio access

The main CMC studios are on the 3rd floor of Prentis Hall, located at 632 W 125th St. There is a campus shuttle that is supposed to stop at Prentis, but service is unreliable. The 125th street 1 subway lets you out 1/2 block from Prentis. There are also various buses (M4, M104, M60) that will take you to the general area. Prentis is about a 15 minute walk from main campus.

Signing out CMC equipment

The CMC has a variety of sound recording and reinforcement equipment available for checkout to qualified CMC studio users and students. Equipment is only for the use of CMC studio users and students. Equipment can be reserved with the online checkout (coming soon) system using the username and password provided to you by your professor or a member of the cmc staff.

we are in the process of installing a new equipment-reservation system

CMC and Columbia mailing lists

The CMC runs a number of mailing lists that may be of interest to studio users.

  • cmc-users — general studio announcements, studio closing, equipment info, etc. All studio users are required to subscribe to this list!
  • cmc-announcements — a public list for sending out info about CMC-related events. Please send us events you’d like posted to the list.
  • art+tech — a public list for new media/tech/art events and opportunities with some relation to Columbia.
  • dorkbotnyc-announce — the announcements mailing list for dorkbot-nyc
  • dorkbotnyc-blabber — a general discussion list for dorkbot-nyc. A good place to ask art/tech questions, search for collaborators, post calls for work, etc.
  • music-dsp — a public list for sharing music/sound related dsp (digital signal processing) strategies, techniques, code, etc.