The Studio

The Studio at the Chattanooga Public Library provides library card holders access to a state of the art recording studio and educational facility with industry standard equipment and resources to help inspire, educate, and spark creativity.

For inquiries about The Studio please contact our Studio Manager, Sam Mentzer, at or call 423-643-7720

Open Studio Blocks

With a valid library card you can reserve two 3-hour sessions a month in the Studio to work on your projects, learn the art of recording from our instructor, and refine your skills.

Ready to reserve your spot?

Once your application has been submitted you will be contacted via email regarding studio guidelines and time slot availability. Due to high demand, Open Studio sessions are sometimes not available for up to two weeks from the current date.


The studio is located on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library and consists of three live rooms: vocal booth, drum room, live room and the main control room.

The studio is just under 1,000 square feet and features 48 line inputs and 40 microphone preamps.

The studio is not designed to connect personal computers to the system for recording, but a laptop can be connected to the monitors for mixing and mastering purposes. All work must be saved on a personal hard drive or transferred via AirDrop or cloud storage; Google Drive, Dropbox etc.

No food or drink allowed inside the studio.


Control Room

  • Avid HDX
  • Avid C24 Pro Tools Control Surface
  • Argosy Mirage NC 24 Desk
  • Focusrite ISA828 MkII — 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier
  • Audient asp808 — Two 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifiers
  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Avid Pro Tools Mac Keyboard
  • Lynx Aurora AD/DA Converter
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin
  • Dangerous 2 Bus LT
  • Dangerous Music Monitor System with Remote
  • Presonus Nearfield Monitors
  • Presonus Sceptre Studio Subwoofers
  • Key Lab 61 Keyboard and Stand
  • Yamaha 88-key USB Piano
  • 4K Television

Software & Plugins

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live
  • FL Studio
  • Logic
  • Universal Audio Luna
  • Antares 8 Auto-Tune Native
  • Arturia Analog Lab
  • FabFilter
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10
  • SoundToys
  • Universal Audio
  • Waves Horizon


  • 10x Shure SRH840 Pro Monitoring Headphones
  • 10x Behringer 16 Channel Personal Mixer


  • 1x AKG D112
  • 4x Audio Technica 4040
  • 1x Audix D6
  • 4x sE Electronics 2200A
  • 1x sE Electronics T2
  • 4x Sennheiser E604
  • 1x Sennheiser E602
  • 4x Shure SM81
  • 4x Shure SM57
  • 4x Shure SM58
  • 4x Shure SM7B
  • 24x Various Mic Stands
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