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The Computer Deconstruction Lab at InfoAge

We are excited to announce the re-opening of the Computer Deconstruction Lab. The upgraded space will provide low-cost voice recording studios, educational, listening and networking events.

The educational tracks will include networking and community storytelling. The space is meant to foster knowledge sharing and community connectivity, plus develop partnerships with the Camp Evans neighborhood.

Exactly what is CDL, and why build a podcast studio?

Nestled inside the former WW II Telephone Exchange Building (Building 9059), lives a group called Computer Deconstruction.

Our purpose is to teach computer technology and the changes that have been made over the past 15+ years. As part of the teaching experience, we support a portion of the network, servers, and desktop computers used at InfoAge.

Projects have included dedicated servers for the security cameras, specialized computer workstations to support the TLM-18 antenna, and the broadcast automation for the podcast studio.

In the spring of 2017, discussion began between the CDL volunteers on branching out into the podcast realm. That concept integrated with the reconfiguration of a portion of the CDL space to support a podcasting studio.

Our facilities now include a four person with state-of-the-art recording and mixing equipment and a classroom space. The studio is equipped with professional recording and sound equipment. Audio editing tools like Audacity and Hindenburg are also available.

The completed phase one studio:

  • Three exterior wall, one shared wall.
  • Dims are are roughly 25 feet wide, 20 feet long and a 12 foot ceiling
  • Construction is 2 layers of gypsum board on wood frame, floor is a concrete slab with commercial carpet, attic above
  • HVAC is large duct, low pressure forced air.

The Equipment list so far:

  • Four Electro-Voice RE320 Microphones
  • Four DBX 286s pre-amp’s
  • Mackie CR1604 mixer
  • Behringer HA8000 8-Channel Headphone Amp
  • Four Sennheiser HD 280 PRO headphones
  • Telos ProStream streaming appliance
  • HP Z800 Digital Audio Workstation running Hindenburg Broadcaster
  • ASI 5640 4 channel audio card
  • Avaya multi-line building phone system
  • Telos Two X 12 Broadcast phone system
  • Procaster AMTX200 Transmitter
  • Rivendale Broadcast Automation.
  • Paraval Systems WallTime display

The work area:
A 96 x 50 inch , boat-shaped podcasting studio table. The table comfortably seats 4 people (host and 3 guests). Table is equipped with Heil PL-2T booms paired with EV 309A shockmounts at each seat.

The Museum:

The museum is open 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday. They will likely be running "live" shows on their Part 15 AM during those windows, and voice tracking during the balance.

Interested in live streaming? Call in shows? We can help with that as well.

For additional information about the CDL program, please contact Daniel Jacobs on 732-456-5001 or via e-mail daniel.jacobs@compdecon.org

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Computer Deconstruction Lab at InfoAge
Building 9059
2201 Marconi Road
Wall Township, NJ 07719-4081
732-456-5001
www.compdecon.org
facebook.com/groups/compdecon