Facilities

Main Labs

 

The Main Lab is located on the second floor of the 150 Mass. Ave. building behind the library. The lab has 30 computer digital audio workstations in 3 classrooms, where we conduct small-group training classes. The lab is equipped with headphones, keyboard controllers, and multiple music and multimedia software applications. Each station has a hybrid setup where students can use our iMac computers, or their own laptop computers.

If you'd like to use your laptop with our workstations, be sure to download the MOTU Microbook drivers here.

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 plus main encoder
* 8 faders
* Pitch bend and modulation wheels
* MPC note repeat, MPC swing, and arpeggiator
* Transport controls for use with sequencers and DAWs
* Sustain pedal provided at each station

MOTU Microbook II
* Studio-grade sound quality (up to 24-bit/96 kHz)
* 4 input, 6 output
* 1 XLR mic input with 48V phantom power
* 1 1/4" DI guitar input
* 2 1/4" stereo line inputs
* 1 1/8" stereo mini input
* 2 rotary encoders for mic trim and output volume
* Zero-latency monitoring
* Compact, durable metal enclosure
* Powered by USB 2.0
* Stereo headphone output

Software

Operating
System

OSX 10.12.6 Sierra
Sequencers Ableton Live 9.5, Band in a Box, Digital Performer 9, Logic Pro X, GarageBand, Reason 9.5, Pro Tools 12.6
Notation Finale 25.2, Sibelius 8.5.1
Software Instruments & Plugins iZotope, Komplete 10 Ultimate, McDSP, Softube
Audio Editing & Mastering Audacity, Iris 2, Ozone 7 Advanced , RX5 Advanced, WaveBurner
Ear Training & Transcription Amazing Slow Downer, Anytune, Auralia 4, EarMaster 6
Academic Adobe CS6 Design and Web Premium, Adobe CS6 Production Premium, iLife, iWork, Microsoft Office 2016
Internet Chrome, Firefox, Safari

Core Music Tutoring Rooms

We have 4 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.