The Shames Family Scoring Stage is the largest recording studio at Berklee and it rivals the facilities used by commercial enterprises like Lucasfilm and the major Hollywood studios—making it the ideal learning lab in which to prepare for future work within the music and entertainment industry. With 2,200 square feet to offer, it allows for recording with large ensembles and orchestras of up to approximately 50 musicians.
Students can use the space to record to picture for film, video games, and more, and the studio, which is wired for surround sound, features the Neve 88RS large-scale analog recording console, which offers 60 channels and automation. The studio also features a Steinway Model D nine-foot grand piano.
The Shames Family Scoring Stage is one of several studios in the Berklee building at 160 Massachusetts Avenue designed by the Walters-Storyk Design Group, renowned for its work throughout the world on spaces such as Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios, Alicia Keys’s Oven Studios, Bruce Springsteen’s Thrill Hill Studios, Jay-Z’s Roc the Mic Studios, and the studios for Jazz at Lincoln Center.