Tempe Campus

Our main CRAS location is nestled in Tempe, Arizona, just a short distance from Arizona State University. Housing is abundant and secure. Downtown Tempe offers many amenities for young adults including more than 175 restaurants, as well as numerous night clubs and retail shops. Tempe Town Lake, located just north of downtown, is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy water activities.

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




Pieces of Unique Equipment & Software

Tempe Studio A
Tempe 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.

Tempe Studio B
Tempe 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.

Tempe 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.

Tempe Studio D
Tempe 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.

Studios F & G
Studios F & G

Studio F & G

Studio F & G are two “mirrored” control rooms that share a common recording space.

In studios F & G CRAS students go beyond their regular intense training and learn how to deal with the everyday roles and responsibilities of a high-traffic production facility. The goal in Studios F & G is to build students’ working confidence, helping them to excel in the field after graduation.

Pro Tools Lab
Pro Tools Lab

Pro Tools Lab

Pro Tools is the industry-leading recording software program and can be found in every studio, live venue or post house.

CRAS has been teaching students the ins and outs of Pro Tools since 1993 and was the first audio recording school to be an authorized Pro Tools training center. CRAS currently offers six tiers of Pro Tools certifications, ensuring its graduates are ready to roll.

Digital Lab
Digital Lab

Digital Lab

In addition to class time, students can reserve time in the CRAS digital lab for after-hours sessions, further honing their skills or to work on projects. The lab is set up with individual workstations giving each student maximum “seat time.”

The digital lab is equipped with a variety of electronic instruments, which can interface with your Laptop Recording Package.

Tempe Misc. Locker
Tempe Misc. 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
  • 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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