The Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York

The Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York The Sonic Arts Center offers a four-year, Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Audio Technology.
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Our program creates graduates who are as comfortable creating a string arrangement or a film underscore as they are tracking and mixing an album or providing dialog replacement for a film or broadcast project. In today's highly competitive music and audio technology industry, a diverse skill-set will ultimately create the most marketable service provider.

Our Sonor Drum-kit setup for today’s drum recording with the third year class.#CCNY #SAC #SonicArtsCenter #DrumRecording...
11/05/2019

Our Sonor Drum-kit setup for today’s drum recording with the third year class.
#CCNY #SAC #SonicArtsCenter #DrumRecording #AudioSchool

The Center recently completed the design and installation of a second Dolby Atmos system into one of our Production Room...
10/31/2019

The Center recently completed the design and installation of a second Dolby Atmos system into one of our Production Rooms. This studio provides an environment for 5.1 as well as 5.1.2 (ceiling speakers) recording and mixing. The 5.1.2 configuration supports the Atmos broadcast and streaming content protocol from media service providers like Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Hulu, etc.

#SonicArtsCenter #RecordingStudio #CCNY #CCNYMusic #CUNY

Third year student Diego Galindo running today’s session. Guitar and bass recording. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CCNY #CUNY #...
10/29/2019

Third year student Diego Galindo running today’s session. Guitar and bass recording. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CCNY #CUNY #RecordingStudio #AudioSchool

On June 20, the film Cinema and Sanctuary had its premiere at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. The film, by C...
07/02/2019

On June 20, the film Cinema and Sanctuary had its premiere at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. The film, by CCNY Professor Dave Davidson, charts the tumultuous and exuberant history of The Institute of Film Techniques at the City College of New York – the first documentary film school in America that was under the leadership of DADAist and pioneering experimental filmmaker Hans Richter.

The audio post-production team was lead by staff members Paul Kozel and Chris Woll, who also mixed the film. SAC fourth year students were the sound designers and composers for the project. Dialog editing was done by Paul Kozel and Santiago Celi provided the dialog restoration. Congratulations to the team for delivering a throughly professional sound track!

Last week the third year class recording a string quartet. #SonicArtsCenter #CCNY #CUNY #SAC #CCNYmusic #RecordingStudio
05/24/2019

Last week the third year class recording a string quartet. #SonicArtsCenter #CCNY #CUNY #SAC #CCNYmusic #RecordingStudio

Last week the Production Audio Class recorded the Great Hall’s Impulse Response to use in #Altiverb @audioease #SonicArt...
05/24/2019

Last week the Production Audio Class recorded the Great Hall’s Impulse Response to use in #Altiverb @audioease #SonicArtsCenter #CCNY #CCNYMusic #CUNY

Production Audio Class last week testing range. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CCNY #CUNY #CCNYMusic
05/24/2019

Production Audio Class last week testing range. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CCNY #CUNY #CCNYMusic

The rest of the band from yesterday’s 2nd year band recording class. #SonicArtsCenter #CCNY #Recording #CUNY #CCNYMusic
05/24/2019

The rest of the band from yesterday’s 2nd year band recording class. #SonicArtsCenter #CCNY #Recording #CUNY #CCNYMusic

12/05/2018
SAC Students Visit Engine Room Audio
11/30/2018
SAC Students Visit Engine Room Audio

SAC Students Visit Engine Room Audio

SAC instructor Paul Special brought his fourth year students to the Mastering Suite at Engine Room Audio to work with senior engineer Andy Vandette. Andy provided a detailed overview of the masteri…

Recent SAC Graduate is a Busy Location Sound Mixer
11/14/2018
Recent SAC Graduate is a Busy Location Sound Mixer

Recent SAC Graduate is a Busy Location Sound Mixer

Since graduating from the Sonic Arts Center in 2017, Katerina Aurigema has been an in demand location sound mixer working in the fields of television, web series, commercials, corporate videos, sho…

10/30/2018

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SAC Control Room Featured in JBL and Dolby Presentation
10/15/2018
SAC Control Room Featured in JBL and Dolby Presentation

SAC Control Room Featured in JBL and Dolby Presentation

The recently completed Atmos system in the Center’s Control Room will be featured at a presentation this week by JBL Professional and Dolby at the Audio Engineering Society annual show at the Jacob…

Third year student Henry Bellingham was hired in June as a sound editor for the show Z-Nation on the SyFy Network. Henry...
09/18/2018

Third year student Henry Bellingham was hired in June as a sound editor for the show Z-Nation on the SyFy Network. Henry's work on the show includes editing Foley, ADR, and FX (sound effects). SAC Alumni Jaime Marcelo and Ben Kruse Calla are also part of the sound editing team at Red Hook Post!

This summer the SAC staff installed a new JBL monitoring system in the Control Room for multiple playback scenarios incl...
08/30/2018

This summer the SAC staff installed a new JBL monitoring system in the Control Room for multiple playback scenarios including stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound, and Dolby Atmos; a twelve speaker, 360˚ immersive surround sound format.

Bax Eq - #SonicArtsCenter#sac #ccnymusic #analogue #recordingstudio #cuny
06/07/2018

Bax Eq - #SonicArtsCenter
#sac #ccnymusic #analogue #recordingstudio #cuny

Paul Special setting up a 4047 on a trombone for a horn trio recording in class. #SAC #SonicArtsCenter #ccny #cuny #ccny...
05/09/2018

Paul Special setting up a 4047 on a trombone for a horn trio recording in class. #SAC #SonicArtsCenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #Recording

Today’s game audio seminar with 2016 graduate Jaime Marcelo. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CCNY #CCNYMusic #CUNY #RecordingStud...
04/26/2018

Today’s game audio seminar with 2016 graduate Jaime Marcelo. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CCNY #CCNYMusic #CUNY #RecordingStudio

Band recording last week. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CcnyMusic #Ccny #Cuny #recording
04/19/2018

Band recording last week. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CcnyMusic #Ccny #Cuny #recording

Third year student Adin Doyle checking for roll off / pad settings.
04/10/2018

Third year student Adin Doyle checking for roll off / pad settings.

Second year students running yesterday’s drum recording session. #Sac #Sonicartscenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #recording...
03/30/2018

Second year students running yesterday’s drum recording session. #Sac #Sonicartscenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #recording #audioschool @ The Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York

Engineer Paul Special with Producer Paul Kozel in last week’s string recording session with the third year class. #sonic...
03/28/2018

Engineer Paul Special with Producer Paul Kozel in last week’s string recording session with the third year class. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccymusic #cuny #audioschool

A pair of QTC40 as room mics for the string quartet recording. #Sonicartscenter #sac #cuny #ccnymusic #ccny #microphone ...
03/22/2018

A pair of QTC40 as room mics for the string quartet recording. #Sonicartscenter #sac #cuny #ccnymusic #ccny #microphone Earthworks High Definition Microphones

Paul Special setting up a 4047 on a cello for today’s string quartet recording with the third year class. #sonicartscent...
03/20/2018

Paul Special setting up a 4047 on a cello for today’s string quartet recording with the third year class. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #classicalmusic #stringquartet #cuny

Third year student Nate Palan labeling faders for a Jazz Recording. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #record...
03/13/2018

Third year student Nate Palan labeling faders for a Jazz Recording. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #recording #faders

Guitars - #sonicartscenter #ccny #sac #audioschool #recording #ccnymusic #cuny #acoustic
03/12/2018

Guitars - #sonicartscenter #ccny #sac #audioschool #recording #ccnymusic #cuny #acoustic

The AT4047 is one of our favorite overhead mics. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #audioschool #ccnymusic #cuny #microphone
03/08/2018

The AT4047 is one of our favorite overhead mics. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #audioschool #ccnymusic #cuny #microphone

Paul Special showing the secrets of the Beta98. #Sonicartscenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #drums #recording #audioschool
03/07/2018

Paul Special showing the secrets of the Beta98. #Sonicartscenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #drums #recording #audioschool

Strings. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #AudioSchool #Ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #recording #strings
03/05/2018

Strings. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #AudioSchool #Ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #recording #strings

SAC launches the photo gallery! The pictures were taken in the studios, at recording sessions, on campus, and in the nei...
02/07/2018

SAC launches the photo gallery! The pictures were taken in the studios, at recording sessions, on campus, and in the neighborhood. The gallery will be updated on a regular basis. #Sonicartscenter #sac #cuny #ccny #ccnymusic #pictures #art

Welcome back to class! #SAC #CCNY #CUNY #Ccnymusic #m160 #Microphone #recordingstudio #recordingschool
02/01/2018

Welcome back to class! #SAC #CCNY #CUNY #Ccnymusic #m160 #Microphone #recordingstudio #recordingschool

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Capstone Students!  Capstone Evening last night featured comments by guest profession...
12/13/2017

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Capstone Students! Capstone Evening last night featured comments by guest professional Jeff Jones and Stuart Kollmorgen joined by SAC staff Paul Special and Paul Kozel.

Sound check. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccnymusic #cuny #ccny #audioschool #recordingschool #horntrio #recording #audio
12/06/2017

Sound check. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccnymusic #cuny #ccny #audioschool #recordingschool #horntrio #recording #audio

Third year student Santiago Celi making notes on his horn arrangement about to be recorded. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny ...
12/05/2017

Third year student Santiago Celi making notes on his horn arrangement about to be recorded. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #cuny #audioschool #recordingschool #recording #audio #horn #brass

A pair of 4047’s on our Steinway, Model D, 9’ concert piano. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #audioschool #cuny #...
11/29/2017

A pair of 4047’s on our Steinway, Model D, 9’ concert piano. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #audioschool #cuny #recording #audiotechnica #steinway

Paul Special setting up one of his favorite tom-tom mics, the Shure Beta 98AMP. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #...
11/28/2017

Paul Special setting up one of his favorite tom-tom mics, the Shure Beta 98AMP. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #audioschool #recordingschool #cuny #shure #microphone

Last week third year students recorded their cello arrangements. #sonicartscenter #SAC #ccny #cuny #ccnymudkc #recording...
11/27/2017

Last week third year students recorded their cello arrangements. #sonicartscenter #SAC #ccny #cuny #ccnymudkc #recordingschool #recordingstudio #audio #recording

Our UA 6176. #sonicartscenter #sac #recordingschool #audioschool #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #audio #ua #universalaudio
11/21/2017

Our UA 6176. #sonicartscenter #sac #recordingschool #audioschool #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #audio #ua #universalaudio

Second year students setting up for a recording session last Thursday. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccnymusic #ccny #isobooth ...
11/20/2017

Second year students setting up for a recording session last Thursday. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccnymusic #ccny #isobooth #recordingstudio #recordingschool #audio #cuny

11/16/2017

New electrolytic capacitors for our Adam A7 active studio monitors. #sonicartscenter #audioschool #recordingstudio #electronicrepair #adama7 #adam_audio

Third Year student Will Fisher laying guitar overdubs last spring with our beautiful strat. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny ...
11/15/2017

Third Year student Will Fisher laying guitar overdubs last spring with our beautiful strat. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #fender #stratocaster #guitar #electricguitar #audioschool #recordingschool

Chris Woll showing the third year students how versatile the #triadorbit stands and adaptors are! Triad-Orbit Advanced S...
11/13/2017

Chris Woll showing the third year students how versatile the #triadorbit stands and adaptors are! Triad-Orbit Advanced Stand Systems

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