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Recording Studio Facilities

Recording Studio Facilities

The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business operates three distinctive recording facilities: (1) Robert E. Mulloy Student Studios in the Center for Music Business on the Belmont University campus, (2) the world-class Ocean Way Studios located on historic 17th Avenue, and (3) Historic RCA Victor Studio B, known as the 'Home of 1,000 Hits', located in the heart of Nashville's Music Row.

mb205_remstudio_a_01 The Center for Music Business located on the Belmont University campus houses a 9,000 square foot multi-studio complex comprising classroom teaching laboratories and the Robert E. Mulloy Student Studios. This facility includes a full range of state-of-the-art digital and analogue recording equipment along with an exceptional complement of signal processing equipment and microphones - including the personal microphone collection of legendary producer and former MCA and Capitol label head Jimmy Bowen.

Ocean Way Nashville, designed by award-winning recording engineer Allen Sides, has been named the number-one tracking room in Nashville three consecutive years by Billboard magazine (2001, 2002, 2003).  Built in a reconditioned c.1850 gray stone church and purchased by Belmont University in 2001, the Music Rowfacility consists of three studios, and feature classic Neve recording consoles, a Digidesign Control 24 and an impressive collection of rare and unique signal processing equipment and microphones. The only Nashville recording studio facility to receive two prestigious Mix Foundation Tech Awards and recognized as one of the top recording studios nationally, Ocean Way Nashville now serves as a world-class teaching laboratory while still serving an impressive client roster that includes Vince Gill, Harry Connick, Jr., Faith Hill, Train, Bob Seger, Yo Yo Ma, Reba McEntire, Michael W. Smith, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, matchbox twenty, and The Nashville Symphony, as well as successful alumni including Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, and Brad Paisley.

mb205_rcabexterior  At the historic RCA Studio B, over 1,000 Top Ten hits were recorded between 1957 and 1977 by classic artists including Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, The Everly Brothers, Waylon Jennings and Roy Orbison.  Through a partnership between the Mike Curb Family Foundation, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Belmont University, the home of the famed “Nashville Sound” has launched an educational mission by serving Belmont students along with visitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame. This unique recording studio is the only one of its kind in the world that allows students to step back in time into a classic 1970s-era recording studio and gain hands-on experience by working with refurbished vintage equipment and original Studio B instruments on class work, weekly labs, and recording individual projects.

For a complete list of equipment utilized in each studio facility, click here.