ALRA has dedicated Radio Drama Studio digital recording and editing equipment.
Students work on previously broadcast radio scripts from plays, series and serials.
There is equipment for playing and burning CDs as well as professional recording capability for DAT and compact cassette tapes. Pre-recorded music and effects therefore can played into productions and used to create backgrounds and moods.
Editing is done on the Mac equipment to produce a professional standard of production. A portable DAT recorder is used for any location sound recording required.
Although the main emphasis of the course is on acting for mic, students gain 'hands on' experience of all aspects of sound recording, for example studio managing operating Spot, Panel and Grams. They also have training in editing and other aspects of sound production.