Gilbert Campus

Our satellite audio recording facility is located in Gilbert, Arizona, eight miles southeast of Tempe via US60. Gilbert residents enjoy similar recreational activities as their Tempe counterparts.

Be exposed to, and certified on the latest applications and gear.




Pieces of Unique Equipment & Software

Gilbert Studio A
Gilbert Studio A

Studio A

Our flagship recording environment. Studio A features an SSL 4000 Series console, the industry standard “large format board.”

During the day, Studio A is used for classes and band clinics. At night, it can be reserved for individual projects, giving students the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test in a real-world studio-recording environment.

Gilbert Studio B
Gilbert Studio B

Studio B

Studio B is where students get their initiation into the concepts and mechanics of large format recording consoles.

The Studio B Neotek Elite console is particularly suited to help students understand and learn the variety of challenges they will face in today’s varied, professional audio environments.

Gilbert Studio C
Gilbert Studio C

Studio C

CRAS Studio C offers a medium sized space that is perfect for recording drums, a band or even a small orchestral ensemble.

Studio C features an API Legacy Plus console, 24-track analog tape recorders and a range of outboard gear. API Legacy consoles have been a standard for generations of engineers who have used them to record artists as diverse as the US Army band to the Shins and Morrissey.

Gilbert Studio D
Gilbert Studio D

Studio D

Post production surround sound for film, and video game audio is taught in CRAS Studio D, a production environment centered around integrating music, effects and sounds into various media.

Studio D features the same audio monitoring system as studios like Skywalker Sound and Chase Productions. And is the only school where students can learn Audiokenetic WWISE software – the standard of the video game industry.

Gilbert Studio E

Studio E

Studio E, or the Broadcast Center, is the newest studio addition at CRAS. Broadcast Audio focuses on the opportunities and workflows and technologies that are specific to live television broadcast.

Students will gain an extensive understanding of the important role that communications systems have and get hands on experience with the industry standard RTS line of communications products, including configuration of the system using AZ Edit software installed on their laptop computer.

Mobile Broadcast Unit
Mobile Broadcast Unit

Mobile Broadcast Unit

Our 42’ Mobile Audio Unit is a hands-on environment where students gain an extensive understanding of the important role that communications systems play in the broadcast industry.

As the Mobile Audio Unit is deployed at real, live music and professional sporting events, students learn and gain confidence about the intricacies and on the spot decision-making required of a broadcast engineer.

Live Sound Venue
Live Sound Venue

Live Sound Venue

In our purpose-built Live Sound Venue, students are given instruction and hands-on training on large line array speaker systems. They also learn how to use software to tune and manage these systems in their various environments.

The CRAS Live Sound Venue features professional lighting and staging. Covering 6,000 sq/ft, the Venue’s audio centers around the L-Acoustic Kudo System — the same system that is set up in the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Hard Rock Live in Orlando and Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, Michigan.

Gilbert Mixdown Lab
Gilbert Mixdown Lab

Mixdown Lab

Each of the CRAS Mixdown stations is a complete “studio-unit” featuring a mixer, with advanced routing and signal processing, busses, aux sends and grouping functions.

These workstations also include a selection of processors, gates, limiters and a patch bay. Like all CRAS facilities, the Mixdown labs are open 24/7 so students can practice and learn at their own pace.

Gilbert Project Office
Gilbert Mic Locker

Mic Locker

The CRAS mic locker rivals and even exceeds the variety of models and types found at many major recording studios.

Microphones are the “ears” of the recording process. Large and small condenser, dynamic, ribbons… At CRAS, students learn about and use a broad selection of the most sought after and widely used studio and stage microphones.

  • 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
  • Audix D2
  • Avlex AVS20
  • Avlex AVS21
  • Avlex AVS22
  • Avlex AVS77
  • Avlex CI35
  • Beyerdynamic M-88
  • Blue Ball
  • Blue Bluebird
  • 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 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)

In only 11 months, you’ll learn all 5 focuses of the recording arts at CRAS

1Music Production
2Video Game Audio
3Live Sound Engineering
4Film/TV Sound Engineering
5Broadcast Sound Engineering

Start your audio engineering career in under 11 months!
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