Crescent Underground Recording Studio

The Crescent Underground Recording Studio (CURS) is a state-of-the-art sound recording facility operated by students at Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges.  CURS runs a regular recording engineer training program for interested Morse/Stiles students, and facilitates collaborations between them and other students in the Yale community on sound recording projects.  The studio provides a high-quality, low-cost recording and production option for student music groups, audio journalists, sound designers, and multi-media projects.

The CURS control room is equipped with a 2016 Apple iMac computer system running Protools 12, Logic X Pro, Ableton Live 10, and Ardour, an open-source digital audio engine.  The front end includes multiple high-end 500 Series recording preamps running into a 2016 Lynx Aurora 8 A/D converter. The studio’s live room is a professional acoustically-isolated space equipped with a selection of quality microphones, stands, cables, instruments, and amplifiers.  For a list of current CURS equipment, click here.   

Applications for training slots are emailed to Morse and Stiles students at the beginning of Fall Semester.  For details on CURS Use and Contract Policies click here

For more information about the studio, please contact the CURS Managers, via

For links to additional training resources, click here.