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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 684-7270
Text: (201) 800-6057
Fax: (201) 684-7964

Students enrolled in the Ramapo College MFA program will have access to the following facilities and equipment, the equipment is updated yearly and is state-of-the-art always!


Les Paul Studio

Les Paul Studio for Music Recording and Sound Design features a separate control room and live room with an isolated vocal booth. Funded with a substantial grant from the Les Paul Foundation, this state-of-the art studio combines analog and digital technologies in order to teach students a wide-range of tools and to expand their creative palettes. The control room features an Audient ASP4816 recording console, Pro Tools HD system, and Apogee Symphony audio interface. All levels of music courses are taught in the studio as well as audio courses in Communication Arts.



  • Audient ASP 4816 analog mixing console
  • Universal Audio Apollo 16 (pair)
  • Focal Twin6 Be 6.5” 3-way Powered Studio Monitor Pair
  • Yamaha HS5 Powered Monitor Pair
  • Avantone Pro Active Mix Cube Monitor Pair
  • Avid Artist Mix Control Surface
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerator
  • Heritage Audio 1073 microphone preamp
  • API 512 microphone preamp
  • Shadow Hills Mono Gama microphone preamp
  • Empirical Labs Distressor (pair)
  • API 2500 Stereo Compressor
  • Manley Massive Passive Equalizer
  • Rupert Neve Portico II Bus Processor
  • Tektronix LA2A leveling amplifier
  • UA 1176 compressor
  • Otari 2-track tape deck
  • Eventide Orville Harmonizer
  • Crane Song HEDD AD/DA converter
  • DBX 1066 Compressor / Limiter / Gate
  • DBX 166XL Compressor / Limiter / Gate
  • Radial 500 series EXTC Reamp
  • Radial 500 series X-AMP
  • Eventide 2016 Stereo Reverb Processor
  • Moog One 8-Voice synthesizer
  • Korg MS-20 synthesizer
  • Elektron Digitakt Drum Machine
  • Akai MPC Live Sampler
  • Arturia Drumbrute
  • Moog Grandmother Synthesizer
  • Dave Smith Prophet Rev2 Synthesizer
  • Korg Minilogue Synthesizer
  • Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer
  • Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ controller
  • Nord Lead A1 Synthesizer
  • Pioneer DDJ serato controller
  • ROLI Seaboard Rise 25 keyboard controller
  • Universal Audio OX reactive amplifier load box
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb Amplifier
  • Ampeg BA-115 bass amplifier


  • AKG 414 Pair
  • AKG-112
  • Neumann KM184 pair
  • Neumann TLM102
  • Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387
  • Shure SM81 pair
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM7B
  • Shure Beta 52A
  • Samson C02 Pair
  • Sennheiser 421 Pair
  • Warm Audio WA47
  • Warm Audio WA251
  • AEA R84
  • Sennheiser e609
  • Royer 121
  • Earthworks TC25 pair
  • Cascade Fat Head Ribbon
  • EV RE-20


  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10
  • Eventide H3000
  • Sibelius 8
  • Logic Pro X
  • MAX/MSP 7
  • Supercollider
  • Waves Diamond
  • UAD Powered Plugins Suite
  • Antares AutoTune 8
  • Izotope Nectar
  • Izotope Ozone
  • Arturia Analog Lab
  • Propellerheads Reason 10


Electronic Music Studio

This highly flexible music classroom is designed to teach Electronic and Computer Music, Digital Music Performance, Signal Processing and Interactive Composition, and other courses in production and composition. Sixteen student workstations, a dedicated production computer and a teaching station feature MIDI keyboards, Focusrite audio interfaces, and the latest versions of the most popular music software: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Arturia, Sibelius, Native Instruments, VCV Rack, Supercollider, and more. The room includes analog and digital synthesizers, a eurorack modular system, mixers, microphones, and everything necessary for electronic music production. Students enrolled in courses have special access to the room to work on class projects in off-hours.


Music Production Suite

This state-of-the art, single-use audio suite for upper-level music and communication majors provides a flexible space for creative sound production, voice-overs, overdubs, sound/music for moving image, and electronic music. It features similar hardware and software as the Electronic Music Studio to maximize compatibility and utility.

musicianship lab

Musicianship/Keyboard Classroom

This classroom is customized to teach all levels of Musicianship courses and Technique for Keyboard, with twelve electric pianos, an upright piano and an instructor station. The keyboards enhance students’ abilities to learn music theory, oral and aural skills, and composition as well as the ability to play the piano. This classroom is also available for students for individual practice.