The main room of Lyons New Media Centre (L411) has the following to offer:
12 high-end media editing computers w/specialized software video wall for showcasing student art/photography (submit your artwork/photography online)
4 high tables with bar style high chairs & 2 low tables with chairs laptop bar by the windows soft seating at the 'fireplace' and throughout the space 2 booths for group work
Lyons Services Desk microphones, headphones, 3D printing, and all bookable rooms/equipment borrowed from here basic assistance with multimedia hurdles
This room is available for green screen, photography and filming. You can book the Media Production Studio online.
Available equipment with room (specify equipment needed in booking request):
Audio Recording Booth
The Audio Recording Booth can be booked online and is nestled on the right side of L414.
Our Audio Recording Booth is a great space for recording your audio work. Whether you are recording a podcast for a class; doing a voice over for a video; or recording a demo for your next big hit, the recording booth is available for you to use. You must be a current McMaster student or staff member, with valid Mac ID to use the booth.
Available for use in the booth:
PC Gaming Stations
Two PC gaming stations can be found on the left side as you enter L414. The PC Gaming Stations can be booked online. Upon arrival for your booking, let staff at the Lyons Services Desk know which PC gaming station you booked and present your valid McMaster ID card. You will be given the corresponding USB key for the PC. Remember to check back in at the Lyons Services Desk when you are finished gaming so all items can be taken off your account.
Both gaming stations have numerous Steam games installed, as well as a few non-Steam games.
Besides games, the following software is also available on each PC:
Located at the back end of L414 on the left, the Zen Zone is the perfect area for relaxation and de-stressing. This area is designated as a quiet zone, therefore conversations should be kept to a minimum and a whisper. This area is not meant as a study space.
Items located in the Zen Zone for your use:
Feel free to come in and unwind. All items are available for your use.
The two Edit Studios are equipped with media editing computers and a variety of audio-visual equipment and can be booked online.
Available equipment in Edit Studio L415:
Available equipment in Edit Studio L416:
Also available (at the Lyons Services Desk):
The Console Gaming Room (L418) is the "fishbowl" room near the Lyons entrance. Like the Edit Suites, console gaming can be booked online. Upon arrival for your booking, choose a game from the game shelves and check it and the accompanying equipment out at the Lyons Services Desk with your valid McMaster ID card. The room has maximum capacity of 4 people.
Available in the room:
Check out our Gaming Policies (listed on the main page) for the usage rules.