Electronic Music Lab
Originally designed as the Composition program’s Electronic Music Lab, this space houses 10 brand new Intel iMacs with 24” monitors which each have their own Digidesign MBox 2 audio and MIDI convertor. The stations are primarily utilized by the Music Industry Studies and Composition majors for pre-production, postproduction, arranging and compositional efforts. All students within the Hayes School of Music have access to the facility to work on ear training, notation assignments for theory courses, drill design for marching bands as well as general class work. The Facility opens at 8am Monday through Friday and closes no earlier than 9pm every evening. All stations are connected to the Internet as well as a networked printer where prepaid print cards may be used. The software housed on each of the computers includes, but is not limited to: ProTools 9, Logic Studio Pro, Microsoft Office, Finale, Sibelius, Garageband, iLife, Reason, Adobe CS4, and Drill Design.
The Lab has two isolation booths, which house the last two of the ten stations, allowing more isolation when recording or editing productions. Each of the isolation booths are equipped with several tie line inputs and outputs that connect to the larger Lab, allowing for instruments to be tracked in the larger space while still sending the signal into the booth, should the need arise. Any individuals wishing to work on a project here must bring their own flash, USB or firewire hard drive to store their work, as the computers are cleaned nightly of extraneous documents outside of the Student Storage drive on each station. All individuals are responsible for backing up their own work.