MRC is located at 3032 Woodburn Avenue in East Walnut Hills. [Click Here for directions]
During the summer, we are open Monday-Thursday from 12PM to 6PM. We’re within walking distance from Purcell Marian High School. The #31 bus line stops right outside of our front entrance, and we also have ample parking for volunteers and parents in our private lot. Our 7,738 sq. ft. space houses Digital Studios, Rehearsal & Practice Rooms, a Teaching Studio, a Multi-track Studio and Control Room, Radio Station, Performance Venue and more!
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Multi-Track Recording Studio
Our Multi-Track Recording Studio, completed in Fall 2010, gives our members a full-fledged, real life recording experience. The studio has three rooms—a control room, vocal booth, and live room—with multi-track recording capabilities to handle any material from vocals to full bands. Because the new studio’s recording software and equipment are more advanced than our Digital Project Studios’, it is reserved for our Fame Track II and Fame Track I members.
Our two Rehearsal Studios are able to accommodate full-fledged band rehearsal sessions, even if the musicians don’t bring any instruments! MRC offers local teen musicians two fully outfitted rehearsal rooms that feature full five-piece drum kits, guitar and bass amps, and a P.A. system. Guitars, basses, mics and cables all may be checked out as well. The centerpiece of Rehearsal Room A is a fabulous donated Baby Grand Piano (picture left). This piano is used daily for piano lessons or for practicing between lessons.
Performance Venue And Dance Studio AKA “The Backspace”
This huge room, with a capacity of over 150 people, serves a number of functions for our members and the community. It’s stage acts as a practice and performance space for our regular members and their bands as it’s fully outfitted with drums, amps, a PA system, stage lights and more. The backspace is also used as the practice floor for our weekly hip hop dance lessons. Our monthly sampler which allows members to share their talents with friends, family and the community happens on stage under the lights the final Thursday of every month.
Digital Project Studios
Each of our four project studios are outfitted with brand new iMac computers, various recording software, headphone amp and MIDI keyboard. Members can check out headphones and Shure or Rode mics from the front desk. In these studios, teens can work on a solo or group project to start and complete digital compositions, be it Hip Hop beats or an entire backing band for a solo rock guitarist. Depending on the Track the member is on, studios are either assigned on a first come basis, or if the member is on the Fame Track, the studios can be reserved for an hour or two up to a week in advance.
We have a multi-faceted teaching studio equipped with four “digital stations” where we can teach classes with with up to twelve students at one time. The new iMacs are utilized for lessons on a number of subjects such as our required Digital Recording class and Orientation walk-throughs. This room can also be used to make beats or practice on GarageBand when all Digital Studios are occupied. The Teaching Studio is also available to schools and organizations who would like to do an in-house workshop for a discounted rate.