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Media Services (co-branded LES): Editing Rooms

Guides for using our equipment and services

Editing Rooms

Booking or Consultation Appointment


Studio & Editing Rooms

Consultation Appointment

Consultation sessions on how to use LIC equipment are required in order to reserve a timeslot through the library booking system.
Please notify us via email once your reservation has been confirmed.

General Information

Editing rooms are set up to facilitate audio recording and editing of audio-visual formats.  They soundproof rooms are equipped with computers (PC or Mac) and audio recording equipment.

# Please bring your SD card for audio-recording.

Eligible Users

This service is available to current HKU faculty, staff and students.


ZOOM H6 Handy Recorder

  • Interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
  • Six-track simultaneous recording
  • Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Gain controls, -20dB pads, and phantom power for each input
  • Large full-color LCD display, angled so it's easy to read in all environments
  • Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting
  • Normalize, Divide and Trim editing
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad

Rode NT1-Kit

  • Large 1" condenser capsule with gold-plated membrane
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Internal Rycote® Lyre® based capsule shock mounting system
  • Ultra-low noise, self noise of only 4.5dB (A)
  • State-of-the-art surface mount electronics
  • Available with included RM2 mount (NT1-SINGLE) or with SMR shock mount (NT1-KIT)

SE Electronics RF -X Reflexion filter



  • Tap your HKU Staff/Student Card on the reader to access the reserved room.
  • Use your SD Card/USB drive without DLP protection to save the data once the audio recording is completed.
  • You should exercise respect and care in the use of the equipment.
  • Do not adjust or change the position, wiring or settings of the equipment without the permission of the library technician.
  • Only individuals involved in the recording are allowed in the studio.
  • Library staff will carry out routine inspections of room activity.

How to use Zoom Recorder

SD Card recording


PC Recording

Other Editing Room in HKU

The other HKU Editing Room is located on the 2/F of the Chi Wah Learning Commons.  Please visit the following website: for more detail.