The recording studio, located in the middle of the Williams Arts Center, is used by students and faculty in addition to professional and amateur musicians outside of the school. Lawrence Academy opened a recording studio for the first time in 1985. In 1997 the current studio was designed by long-time faculty member, Peter Hazzard, and built as part of the creation of the Williams Arts Center. The patching system and interconnection designs were created and wired by LA alumnus Marc Spencer '88. The studio is very flexible and is connected by tie lines to the Recital Hall, Black Box dance studio, Black Box control room, band room, radio station, and digital video/photo lab in the Arts Center. There are also tie lines to both the light booth and stage of the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center. Take a virtual tour of the studio.
Since it is a teaching space, the studio is equipped for both analog and digital recording. It includes a Tascam 38 1/2-inch 8-track recorder as well as an Ampex AR 100 1/4-inch mastering deck for analog work. The digital equipment (upgraded in 2008 though a generous grant from Bruce Miller '73) combines an Avid/Digidesign ProTools hard disk recording system with a Tascam DM-3200 32 channel digital mixer and several terebytes of disk storage space. The studio has a well rounded catalog of microphones.