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Peterson Sound Studio

The Peterson Sound Studio is a recording studio for professional-grade film, video, and music production. Donated to the School of Dance, Film, and Theater: Film Division by Thomas F. Peterson Jr., this studio has produced sound for numerous student and professional films.


Our studio affords students a full range of support from, set to post production. One of the many unique features within the School of Film is the capacity for Students to mix their own projects in this state-of-the-art studio.


Features and capabilities of the Peterson Sound Studio include:

  • Pro-tools TDM system for digital audio mixing for film and video
  • Digidesign 24/ Control unit
  • Video Projection for Foley and ADR recording
  • Sound proof booth for dialogue replacement
  • Analogue and digital processer for 16mm or 35mm analogue mixes
  • 2 - wireless microphones
  • 1 - Wheatstone analog 24 input console
  • 2 - 16 mm magnetic recorder and reproducer's
  • 1 - 14 track 35 mm recorder reproducer
  • 3 - 35 mm Projectors
  • 1 - 16 mm projector
  • 4 - Fostex FR-2 flash card recorders
  • 4 - Tascam DAT recorders
  • 1 - Nargra 4.2 tape recorder
  • The studio also has provisions to make audio transfers from optical film, tape, video tape, and long-play discs.

The Peterson Sound Studio also boasts an impressive production history. Among its many credits, our Sound booth was used to mix dialogue for the wedding scene in Michael Cimino’s Oscar-winning classic, The Deer Hunter. The booth has also been used to mix sound for National Geographic and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  Lauded experimental filmmaker Richard Myers has also mixed sound for many of his projects in the Peterson Sound Studio.