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ABOUT THE STUDIO

Studio21c’s space and check-out equipment must be reserved in advance. Check-out equipment must be picked up and returned during the studio and equipment reservation hours. You must have a valid PPLD library card to reserve the room or request equipment. Colorado Library Card users (cards beginning with a 7) may not request check-out equipment. You may have one Studio reservation and one equipment request scheduled at any given time.


  • Studio21c cannot guarantee 100% audio silence due to the library environment. If you require a quiet studio, check the Venue and reserve it if necessary.
  • If your reservation session will be loud (drums, amps, etc.) you must check the Venue's event schedule and reserve it as well.

Visit our Studios page for more information regarding policies and necessary paperwork.

EQUIPMENT

  • Check-Out Equipment

    • HD Camera Kit: Sony HXR-NX30 camcorder, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones
    • 4K Camera Kit: Sony HXR-NX80 camcorder , Sony MDR-7506 Pro headphones
    • DSLR camera Nikon D3300
    • GoPro (Hero4 and Hero3)
    • Lavalier Microphone: Sony ECM-44B
    • Wireless Microphone Kit: Audio Technica, includes 2 lapel mics
    • Boom Microphone Kit: Sennheiser MKE 600 microphone
    • Audio Recorder Kit: H4n Zoom
    • Dynamic Mic Kit: Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB USB/XLR mic
    • LED 3-light kit (Ikan or Dracast)
    • On-Camera Light Kit: LED-6200T 144 LED Variable Color On-Camera Light
    • Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
    • 20' XLR Cable
    • 50' XLR Cable
  • Audio - Live Room Setup

    • 35’ x 25’ Live Room (with 25’ (x3) curtains and 1 8’ bass trap)
    • 6’ x 2’ (x3) and 4’ x 4’ (x3) Movable Acoustic Panels
    • 16-channel Analog Snake
    • PA Speakers for in-studio monitor playback (x2)
    • 4-Channel Headphone Distribution Amplifier
    • XLR to USB signal adapter
    • Assorted DI units
  • Audio - Control Room Setup

    • iMac (4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM)
    • PreSonus StudioLive 16 Series III Digital Mixer
    • JBL Control Room Monitors (2)
    • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 generation 3
  • Audio Booth

    • 8' x 9' Platinum Series VocalBooth
    • CAD M179 Variable-Pattern (2)
    • Zoom H4n Pro Recorder
  • Microphones

    • Condenser Microphones
      • Audio Technica AT4033a
      • Audio Technica AT4041SP Cardioid (Stereo Pair)
      • CAD M179 Variable-Pattern (2)
      • Marshall MXL 2003A
      • RODE NT4 – Cardioid X/Y Stereo Microphone
      • Schoeps CMT 56N
      • Sennheiser ME-62
      • Shure SM81-LC (Stereo Pair)
      • Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier (4)
      • Audio Technica AT835B - Shotgun Mic
      • Sennheiser ME-66 - Shotgun Mic
      • Sennheiser ME-67 - Long Gun Mic
    • Dynamic Microphones
      • AKG D112 MKII Pro Dynamic Bass Microphone
      • Electro-Voice N/D767a (2)
      • Electro-Voice RE-20
      • Sennheiser e 604 (3)
      • Sennheiser e 609 (2)
      • Sennheiser e 835-S (2)
      • Shure SM 57 (5)
      • Shure SM 58 (5)
    • Ribbon Microphones
      • Cascade Fat Head Stereo Pair (Passive)
  • Video & Photography - Room Setup

    • 25’x35’ floor with gray walls and black curtains
    • 10’ high 18’ long pre-lit fabric green screen
    • ManfrottoTripod – Legs: 546B, Head: 504HD (3)
    • Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
    • Camera Dollies (x3)
    • Vinyl 9’ x 20’ Black, White, Gray and Gradient Photography backdrops
  • Video & Photography - Cameras

    • Sony XD300 (3)
    • Sony PMW-200 (with ikan teleprompter)
  • Instruments & Production Equipment

    • Nord Stage 3
  • Lighting Equipment

    • Arri tungsten lights: 750w, 650w, 350w, 150w(x2) and stands
    • Ikan IB1000 Bi-Color LED lights and stands (4)
    • Ikan IB500 Bi-Color LED lights and stands (4)
    • WiFLY Bar QA5 - RGB lights (4)
    • RGB Background wash lights with control panel (6)
    • Additional lighting accessories: gels, scrims, barn doors, flags, reflectors, and diffusers.
  • Computers & Software

Share Your Work

Studio21c offers the opportunity for you to submit content for broadcast, web streaming, or for inclusion in the library’s circulating collection.

Donate your work for broadcast on PPLD TV and to stream on our Vimeo and YouTube channels. Email studio@ppld.org with a link to your work or to make arrangements to drop off a copy of your material.

The following criteria must be met for inclusion:

  1. All programming must have free and clear broadcast/webcast rights and will be selected in accordance with ALA's Library Bill of Rights and PPLD’s collection development policy.
  2. Content must be appropriate for broadcast, in keeping with FCC guidelines, and of interest to viewers in the Pikes Peak region.
  3. Content must be non-commercial as specified under the cable franchise.
  4. Content cannot contain a solicitation for monetary or electoral support for any organization or individual.

PPLD TV

PPLD's cable channel, PPLD TV, broadcasts on Comcast Channel 17, Century Link Channel 8003, and Falcon Broadband Channel 75. Many PPLD TV programs are also available for web streaming via Vimeo and YouTube.

From children’s story hours to historic films, PPLD TV has avid viewers of all ages. Productions come from a variety of public presentations including concerts, author talks, historical symposiums, theatrical plays, storytelling, and world affairs programs. Studio 21c staff also conduct video interviews, acquire archival footage for Special Collections, create promotional spots, videos on public and library services, and internal training materials. The channel schedule is supplemented by programs acquired from national distributors and donations from local organizations and producers.