Digitization Lab

Cape Breton University’s Centre for Cape Breton Studies has recently established a state-of-the-art digitization lab. This lab will support the research of Canada Research Chair, Dr. Richard MacKinnon and his research team. The lab, designed by Pilchner Schoustal—a firm specializing in acoustic design—is a place where the Canada Research Chair in Intangible Cultural Heritage, his research assistants, graduate students, undergraduate students and a technician will work on a variety of preservation and digitization projects using the latest in audio and video digitization hardware and software.

In order to serve these functions, the digitization lab is capable of recording performances, audio, video, photo and records digitization, and playback. It is outfitted with sound equipment such as microphones, speakers, monitors, mixing boards, reel-to-reel machines, cassette decks, record players, as well as video cameras, stereo equipment and playback units in a variety of formats. It also houses computers, CD and DVD burners, older format audio and video machinery, audio and video editing software, encoding hardware and software, server storage and transcription hardware and software to facilitate musical analysis and transcription.

Equally important, this state of the art facility complements Cape Breton University’s new degree in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, a program which will provide a steady influx of new students whose studies will be enhanced by the opportunities afforded by the facility.

Digitization Lab


Microphones & Direct Input Boxs:

Field Audio Recording Equipment:

Field Video Recording Equipment:

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Digitization Lab Primary Workstation Hardware

Digitization Lab Secondary Workstation Hardware

Digitization Lab Support Stations

Digitization Lab Video Equipment

Digitization Lab Audio Equipment

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Digitization Lab Software:

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Performance Room Equipment:

Photography Equipment:


Live Sound Equipment:

Presentation Equipment: