Facilities

Virtual Reality Workstations

Located on the second floor of the 150 Mass. Ave. building behind the library, there are 4 VR workstations available for walk-in use. The primary setup is an HTC Vive at room scale, and the other 3 stations are Oculus Rifts for seated VR use and immersive experience developement. Please visit the Learning Center Help Desk or Library Front Desk to check-out one of these stations and be guided in the use of VR. Access is granted for one hour. Students enrolled in courses where VR is a component of the curriculum will be granted 4 hour access.


Labs

 

The lab has 22 computer digital audio workstations in 2 classrooms, where we conduct small-group training classes. The lab is equipped with headphones, keyboard controllers, as well as music and multimedia software applications.

Hardware

iMac 21.5-inch
Processor: 3.1GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

Akai Pro MPK61
* 61-full size, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch
* 16 MPC pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity
* 8 rotary encoders and 8 faders
* MPC note repeat, MPC swing, and arpeggiator
* Transport controls for use with sequencers and DAWs
* Sustain pedal provided

Software

Operating
System

OSX 10.13 High Sierra
Sequencers Pro Tools 12.8, Logic Pro X 10.4, Ableton Live 10,  Digital Performer 9, Reason 10,  GarageBand
Notation Finale 25.2, Sibelius 8.5.1
Software Instruments & Plugins Komplete 11 Ultimate, McDSP All Access HD v6, Melodyne 4 studio, iZotope (Iris 2, Stuttle Edit, Trash 2, Alloy 2) 
Audio Editing & Mastering Audacity, Iris 2, Ozone 8 Advanced , RX6 Advanced
Ear Training & Transcription Anytune
Academic Apple iWork, Microsoft Office 2016
Internet Chrome, Firefox, Safari

Core Music Tutoring Rooms

We have 5 core-music tutoring rooms located at the back of the Learning Center. The rooms are equipped with a digital audio workstation, a table and whiteboard. After signing up for Core Music Tutoring, students may check the display outside the tutors rooms for their session location.


Media Center

The Media Center is located on the first floor of the 150 Mass. Ave. building. This facility is used to host regular Learning Center & Library events.


Media Lab

Located adjacent to the Media Center, the Media Lab has 5 high-end iMac Pros equipped with music and multimedia applications. Additionally, there is a small library of hardware available for use in the media Lab, including synthesizers, UAD interfaces, MIDI controllers, an electric guitar, an electric bass and drum machines. 

Hardware

Computer & CPU

iMac Pro : 8-Core  3.2GHz Intel Xeon W

Display 27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display
Memory 32GB
Graphics Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor
Storage 1TB SSD

Software

Operating
System

OSX 10.13 High Sierra
Sequencers Pro Tools 12.8, Logic Pro X 10.4, Ableton Live 10,  Digital Performer 9, Reason 10,  GarageBand
Notation Finale 25.2, Sibelius 8.5.1
Software Instruments & Plugins Komplete 11 Ultimate, McDSP All Access HD v6, Melodyne 4 studio, iZotope (Iris 2, Stuttle Edit, Trash 2, Alloy 2) 
Audio Editing & Mastering Audacity,  Ozone 8 Advanced , RX6 Advanced
Graphic Design  Adobe Creative Cloud
Academic  Apple iWork, Microsoft Office 2016, Anytune
Internet Chrome, Firefox, Safari