Available Equipment

The items below circulate for three days and there is no limit on the number of these items that you can check out simultaneously. Each item marked with an asterisk (*) requires check out by a full-time library staff member and completion of an AML Media Loan Agreement Form (one time only). While completion of a media loan agreement form is only required for some items, the A/V policies and overdue fines apply to the entire collection. You can view these policies at the bottom of this page.


Canon XA11 Video Camera*

Items included:

  • Lens cap and hood
  • Power adapter
  • Battery packs (2) and charger
  • HDMI and USB cables
  • 128 GB SD cards (2)

High quality video recording device best used for live performances, documentary films, music videos, or interviews.

Replacement cost: $2,000

Check Availability

Documentation: Manual

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Canon XA20 Video Camera*

Items included:

  • Lens cap and hood
  • Power adapter
  • Battery packs (2) and charger
  • Wireless controller
  • HDMI and USB cables
  • 128 GB SD cards (2)

High quality video recording device best used for live performances, documentary films, music videos, or interviews.

Replacement cost: $2,000

Check Availability

Documentation: Manual

Canon XA20

Panasonic LUMIX G85 Mirrorless Camera*

Items included:

  • Lens cap and hood
  • Lens
  • Rear lens cap (1)
  • Hot shoe cover (1)
  • Batteries (2)
  • Battery charger
  • Battery grip connector cover
  • Shoulder strap
  • USB cable
  • 128 GB SD card

Light-weight, high quality camera. This camera has some video capability but is best used for photography.

Replacement cost: $1,000

Check Availability

Documentation: Manual

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Zoom Q8 Video Camera*

Items included:

  • Lens cap and hood
  • Power adapter
  • Battery packs (2) and charger
  • Detachable X/Y and Zoom SSH-6 shotgun microphones
  • Foam and hairy windscreens
  • Tripod mounting adapter
  • USB cable
  • 128 GB SD card

Good quality video recording device that is simpler to use than our Canon cameras. Best used for live performances, documentary films, or interviews.

Replacement cost: $700

Check Availability

Documentation: Manual

Zoom Q8

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone*

Items included:

  • Shock mount
  • Foam windscreen

Shotgun microphone best used to record high fidelity audio in conjunction with a video camera such as the Canon XA11/XA20. XLR cables (1' or 15') may be checked out separately.

Replacement cost: $350

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Documentation: Manual

Sennheiser MKE 600

Tascam DR-40 4-Channel Voice Recorder*

Items included:

  • Power adapter
  • AC-to-Mini USB dongle
  • USB cable
  • 32 GB SD card
  • Hairy windbuster

With built-in adjustable XY/AB mics, good for recording spoken voice, practice, lessons, etc., but somewhat sensitive to wind and movement of the device. XLR inputs support external microphone use for more detailed work. AA batteries not included. XLR cables may be checked out separately.

Replacement cost: $300

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Documentation: Manual

Tascam DR-40

Audio-Technica AT803 Lavalier Microphone*

Items included:

  • Power module
  • Clip
  • Foam windscreen

Clip-on microphone to be used in conjunction with another audio recording device such as the TASCAM DR-40. Best used for recording the spoken voice in an interview setting. Batteries not included. XLR cables may be checked out separately.

Replacement cost: $150

Check Availability

Documentation: Instructions and spec sheet

AT 803 Microphone

Blue Snowball Condenser USB Microphone

Items included:

  • Tripod stand
  • Tripod stand extension
  • USB cable

USB compatible microphone for simple audio recording such as interviews or song demos.

Replacement cost: $100

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Documentation: Manual

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Magnus VT-4000 Tripod

Items included:

  • Detachable pan bar
  • Mounting plate

Compatible with the Canon XA11/XA20, Zoom Q8, Panasonic Lumix G85, and TASCAM DR-40. Adjustable height range 27.6" to 59" (70.1 cm to 150 cm).

Replacement cost: $150

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Documentation: Instruction sheet

Magnus tripod

Akai MPK Mini Midi Keyboard

Items included:

  • USB cable

Plug and play USB compatible 25-key keyboard/MIDI controller with programmable pads. Best used for note entry in Finale, Sibelius, or a Digital Audio Workstation such as ProTools, Logic, or GarageBand.

Replacement cost: $150

Check Availability

Documentation: Manual

Akai MPK Mini keyboard

Dell DW316 Optical Drive (CD/DVD Drive)

Items included:

  • USB Cable

Plug and play USB compatible optical drive used to play CDs and DVDs on a computer without an optical drive.

Replacement cost: $60

Check Availability

Documentation: Manual

Dell DW316 Optical Drive

XLR Cables

Used to connect microphones with recording devices. XLR cables are available in 15-foot and 1-foot lengths. The 1-foot cables are intended primarily to facilitate the use of an external microphone with the Canon video cameras.

Check Availability (15')

Replacement cost: $25

Check Availability (1')

Replacement cost: $10

XLR cable

A/V Circulation Policies

All items within the Allen Music Library’s A/V Collection are due 3 days from time of check out during business hours. Any items that are more than 24 hours overdue will incur a replacement charge, which may be removed upon return at the discretion of AML Full-time Staff. The patron accepts responsibility for any damages, loss, or overdue fines associated with borrowing the item. If found liable for loss or damages, the patron must pay up to the total value of the borrowed item. This includes a $10 replacement charge for damage to or loss of the insert card found within each item’s case. The replacement prices are listed above and are subject to change based on availability and cost of replacement at time of loss or damage.

Two-Hour Loan

These items are available for two-hour checkout at the circulation desk:

  • Headphones
  • iPhone USB-to-Lightning charging cables
  • Android USB-to-Micro USB charging cables
  • Macbook MagSafe power adapter
  • MagSage to MagSafe2 converter
  • Listening station remote controls

In the Library

These items are available for public use in the library:

Printing and Copying

Printers: There are two FSU network black-and-white print stations downstairs. With the appropriate drivers (see the "Print Anywhere" button on the main page) you can send print jobs from your personal laptop or desktop. B&W printing is $0.10/page. Color printers are available in the main library.

Photocopiers: Two black-and-white (upstairs and downstairs) and one color (upstairs). The B&W copiers are $0.10/page, the color $0.25/page. Payment is via your FSU card.

Scanning stations: Two KIC scanning stations (upstairs and downstairs). Scan to PDF or image, save to thumb drive, email, or cloud storage account (Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive).

Slide scanner: A small flatbed scanner is available upstairs. Guide frames for slides and photos are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Microform scanner: A microfilm and microfiche reader/scanner is upstairs. Note that the attached computer is without internet connection, so saving is via thumbdrive only.

Listening and Viewing

The public computers are equipped with DVD drives and software for CD and DVD playback. There are also listening and viewing stations in the downstairs carrels for CD, LP, audiocassette, DVD, and VHS playback. A laserdisc viewing station is not in the public space but is available for use by request. A USB turntable is located upstairs for LP-to-digital conversion.

Seminar Room

The seminar room is a smart classroom equipped with projector, document camera, audio/video playback equipment, smart board, and video conferencing capabilities. When not in use for classroom instruction, it may be reserved group study or (with approval) defenses, interviews, etc. See our policies for more information or ask at the circulation desk to check room availability or make a reservation.

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