There is a wider variety of more diverse gear and equipment at CRAS, than there is at most professional studios.

A CRAS education is hands-on.

Whether you’re into analog or digital recording, CRAS exposes you to the same professional audio gear used in the field.






Pieces of Unique Equipment & Software

Gilbert – Studio D
Gilbert – Studio E


From Analog to Digital, CRAS has you covered. Within our 13 world class studios, you’ll find consoles that span the entire width of the industry. Training in our studios, and on our consoles, will provide you the ability and comfort of being able to work in any environment.


  • Solid State Logic SL4000G+
  • Neotek Elite
  • API Legacy Plus
  • Avid S6 Control Surface
  • Solid State Logic AWS 948 Workstation System
  • SSL SL4000E
  • Studer Vista 5
  • Studer Vista 9
  • Avid Digidesign Venue D-Show
  • Midas M-32
  • Yamaha MG16 (X2)
  • Calrec Sigma 100


With our extensive connections to the industry, we have outfitted our Control Rooms with Reference Monitors, from entry level to exquisite, from many manufactures, so that you can learn to hear every detail with accuracy.


  • Genelec 1031A (x2)
  • Yamaha NS-10M (x2)
  • Tannoy TSM (x2)
  • KRK VXT8 (x2)
  • Tannoy Subwoofer
  • Tannoy Reveals (x2)
  • Genelec 8050A
  • Yamaha NS10M
  • M&K MPS 2510PK (x5)
  • M&K MP950 (x4)
  • Hafler TRM12 Subwoofer (x2)
  • ATC SCM25A
Otari MTR-90 
Studer A827

Tape Machines

Analog Tape Machines are held in high regard in Music Production for their sonic signature… truly a sound that many Engineers and Producers seek when looking for that certain sound. At CRAS, you will experience how to handle a tape machine, and align it, for high level sessions.


  • Studer A 820
  • Studer A 827
Studio A Machine Room Rack
Broadcast Machine Room

Machine Rooms

At CRAS, our Machine Rooms are outfitted with all of the necessary gear to synchronize major components of the Control Rooms, and to capture and reproduce audio in the digital realm.


  • Avid HD Interfaces
  • Digidesign Sync HD
  • MOTU 16A (x2)
  • Motu Midi Timepiece
  • Brainstorm Electronics Inc SR-15 Time code Distripalyzer
  • Digidesign Sync HD
  • Digidesign 96 I/O Interface (x3)
Gilbert – Studio B

Microphones & Other Equipment

From vintage to cutting edge, our array of microphones/outboard gear will help you capture the sounds that you seek. Working with many manufacturers, CRAS has built a microphone/outboard gear collection that parallels what you will find in major production facilities, putting you at ease in any facility you enter.

Pro Tools Lab – Tempe Campus

  • Apple Mac Pro Quad Core (x6)
  • Pro Tools HD1 (x6)
  • Digidesign 96 I/O Interface (x6)
  • M-Audio Oxygen 8 Controller (x6)
  • ART DPSII Tube Preamps (x6)

Digital Lab – Tempe Campus

  • Novation Ultranova 3 octave keyboard
  • Dave Smith Instruments Mopho tabletop analog synthesizer
  • Simmons SMPD1 drum pad controller with integrated drum machine
  • Roland Gaia SH-01 3 octave modeling synthesizer
  • Alesis QS 6.2 5 octave keyboard with multi-timbral sound module
  • Korg Triton 5 octave keyboard with multi-timbral sound modul

Project Office – Gilbert Campus

  • Macbook Pro
  • Panasonic DVD S-25
  • SM Pro Audio PR8
  • Line 6 Pro Pod
  • Digidesign 002 Rack
  • Presonus Eureka Pre Channel Strip
  • Behringer Composer MDX 2100
  • Emagic Unitor8
  • Behringer Composer Pro XL MDX 2600 (X2)
  • Behringer Ultragain Pro8 ADA 8000
  • Alesis D4
  • Yamaha SPX90
  • Sony Record Player

Mixdown Lab – Gilbert Campus

  • Allen and Heath GL 2400 24x4x2 (x10)
  • TC Electronic M3000
  • Samson 4 Channel S-Gate
  • Behringer Composer Pro-XL MD 2600

Mic Locker – Tempe & Gilbert Campus

  • AEA R84
  • AEA R92
  • AKG C414 B-ULS
  • AKG C414 TL-II
  • AKG D112
  • AKG C 1000 (x2)
  • AKG 451 E Omni
  • AKG 451 E Cardioid
  • AKG C451B
  • AKG C1000S
  • Apex 460
  • Audio-Technica AE3000
  • Audio-Technica AE5100
  • Audio-Technica AT3525
  • Audio-Technica AT4031
  • Audio-Technica AT4041
  • Audio-Technica AT4047
  • Audio-Technica AT4051
  • Audio-Technica AT4050
  • Audio-Technica AT4060
  • Audio-Technica ATM23HE
  • Audio-Technica ATM25
  • Audio-Technica AT33a
  • Audio-Technica AT41HE
  • Audio-Technica AT61HE
  • Audio-Technica ATM450
  • Audix D2
  • Avlex AVS20
  • Avlex AVS21
  • Avlex AVS22
  • Avlex AVS77
  • Avlex CI35
  • Beyerdynamic M-88
  • Blue Ball
  • Blue Blue Bird
  • Blue Omni Mouse
  • Blue Bottle
  • Blue Bottle Rocket Stage 1 B0 Capsules
  • CAD Equitek E100
  • CAD M9 Tube
  • Earthworks TC30K
  • Electro-Voice RE-20
  • Groove Tubes AM30
  • Groove Tubes AM40
  • Groove Tubes VELO-8T
  • Groove Tubes 1B
  • Heil PR-30
  • Heil PR-40
  • Holophone H3-D
  • Marshall MXL-2001
  • Nady TCM-1050
  • Neumann TLM103
  • Neumann TLM127
  • Neumann U87
  • Neumann U87i
  • Neumann U89
  • Neumann M147
  • Octava MC-012
  • Octava ML-19
  • Peavey PVM-520
  • Realistic 33-922
  • Rode NT1
  • Rode NT3
  • Rode NTK
  • Rode NT4
  • Rode NT1000
  • Royer SF-24
  • SE Electronics SE 2A
  • SE Electronics SE 3
  • SE Electronics Gemini*
  • SE Electronics SE 2200 A
  • SE Electronics Z 5600 A
  • Sennheiser e602
  • Sennheiser e609
  • Sennheiser MD 504
  • Sennheiser MD 421
  • Sennheiser MD 441
  • Shure 849
  • Shure KSM 32
  • Shure SM7B
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM81
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Shure Beta 57
  • Shure Beta 98
  • KSM313/NE
  • Studio Projects LSD 2
  • Superlux CM-H8A
  • Superlux ECO-H6A
  • Telefunken Copperhead CU29
  • Telefunken M80
  • Telefunken ELA M 260 Stereo
  • Telefunken ELA M 260 Tri Set
  • VTEL Omni
  • Yamaha SKRM100 Sub-Kick
  • Behringer Red Direct Box (Active)
  • Behringer D120 2-Way Direct Box (Active)
  • Countryman Direct Box (Active)
  • Director Direct Box (Passive)
  • Groove Tubes The Brick Direct Box (Active)
  • Inline Audio Direct Box (Active)
  • Klark-Teknik Direct Box (Active)
  • Rapco Direct Box (Passive)
  • Radial JDV Direct Box (Active)
  • Radial JDI Direct Box (Passive)
  • Silver Direct Box (Active)
  • Whirlwind Direct Box (Passive)

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