The Fishburn Mansion Recording Studio provides users low-cost access to a recording space and equipment. Create a variety of media such as audio tracks, voice recordings, and podcasts.  Users can also edit their projects using the provided equipment and software (see details below).  A trained audio engineer will be on-site to assist with the equipment and recording process.  The studio is also available for those using their own equipment with a plug/play option.   If you are 17 years of age or younger, a parent must be present to assist you.

Location & Availability

The Recording Studio is available hourly at a rate of $30/hr. This fee includes usage of the studio and assistance from a trained audio engineer. In order to request time in the recording studio, please fill out the interest form at the bottom of the page. Once you fill out the form, a staff member will contact you in order to discuss your project and set up a time to use the space.

The Recording Studio is located on the third floor of the historic Fishburn Mansion and is only accessible via staircase.  For those requiring ADA access, both the Melrose Branch & Raleigh Court Branch Libraries offer free recording studio space. Please reach out to the libraries directly for more information and to reserve those spaces.  The Melrose Branch can be reached at (540) 853-2648 and the Raleigh Court Branch can be reached at (540) 853-2240. 

Equipment & Software


2020 MacBook Pro (Tracking)
2010 MacMini (Editing/Mixing)

Audio Interface/Microphone Preamps

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
PreSonus Digimax D8

Recording Software

ProTools Studio 2023.3.0 (Tracking)
ProTools 10 HD (Editing/Mixing)
Logic Pro 10.7.9

Audio Plugins

Waves (Diamond Bundle)
McDSP (Everything Bundle)
Antares (AutoTune)

Studio Monitoring

KRK Classic 5
Alesis M1 Active MkII


Audio-Technica ATR 2100x (2)
Blue en-Core 100i (1)
Behringer C-2 (2)
sE V3 (3)
sE X1-A (1)
MXL 990 (1)
MXL 991 (1)
Zoom H6 (1)


Sennheiser HD-280 Pro (1)
Tascam TH-02 (2)

Recording Studio Request Form