Can you tell me more about the Pods in Creative Experience?

The Creative Experience Pods feature PC computers running Windows 10 loaded with audio, video, web, and graphic-design software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Audition, Premiere Pro and the entire suite of Adobe Creative Cloud programs. Sony Vegas Movie Maker, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Ableton Live, Audacity, Blender, and other software are also available. Each pod is equipped with a variable-angle web camera, a headphone amplifier with four pairs of headphones, an Alesis V-25 MIDI keyboard, and a Blue Yeti USB microphone with changeable pickup patterns. Users can check out additional headphones, card readers, Wacom tablets, other MIDI controllers, and a scanner.

Complete software list as of November, 2017:

  • Ableton Live 9 Intro Edition-Record, edit, arrange, and mix audio and MIDI
  • Adobe Acrobat DC- Create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms
  • Adobe After Effects 2017- Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics
  • Adobe Animate 2017- Flash Professional is now Adobe Animate CC. Interactive animations for multiple platforms.
  • Adobe Audition 2017- Audio recording, mixing, and restoration
  • Adobe Bridge 2017- Centralize your creative assets
  • Adobe Character Animator CC (Beta) - Animate characters using your webcam
  • Adobe Creative Cloud- Login if you have your own account
  • Adobe Dreamweaver 2017- Design and develop modern, responsive websites
  • Adobe Extension Manager CC-Easily install and manage extensions
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS6
  • Adobe Fireworks CS6- Create graphics for Web design projects
  • Adobe Flash Builder 4.7 (64 bit)
  • Adobe Fuse CC (Beta) -Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects
  • Adobe Illustrator 2017- Vector graphics and illustration
  • Adobe InCopy 2017- Collaborate with copywriters and editors
  • Adobe InDesign 2017- Page design and layout for print and digital publishing
  • Adobe Lightroom- Digital photo processing and editing
  • Adobe Media Encoder CC-Quickly output video files for virtually any screen
  • Adobe Muse 2017- Design and publish websites without writing code
  • Adobe Photoshop 2017- Image editing and compositing
  • Adobe Prelude 2017- Metadata ingest, logging, and rough cuts
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2017- Professional video production and editing software
  • Adobe SpeedGrade 2015- Film finishing and color grading
  • Audacity 2.3.1- Record and edit audio (Open Source/Freeware)
  • (Avid) Pro Tools 12- Record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI
  • Blender- 3D animation software (Freeware)
  • Camera- Windows camera app for selfies and videos with Webcam
  • Gimp-image editing (Open Source/Freeware)
  • Google Earth-Go anywhere on earth! (Freeware)
  • (Image Line) FL Studio 12, Signature Edition- Record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI; especially good for creating beats and loops. GarageBand alternative
  • (Kanda) Callnote Pro- Record video and audio calls from Skype
  • Lego Digital designer- Use to build Lego models (Freeware)
  • Lego Mindstorms- (Freeware)
  • Microsoft Excel 2016- Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Power Point 2016- Digital presentation software
  • Miocrosoft Publisher 2016- Desktop publishing software
  • Microsoft Word 2016- Word processing software
  • Minecraft- Gaming software (only allowed during Minecraft Mondays, Makerspace Club, and other special programs)
  • MakeHuman- 3D character modeling software (Open Source/ Freeware)
  • Quicktime-Audio and video capture and playback (Freeware)
  • SketchUp 2017- 3D modeling software
  • Skype- Video calling software (Freeware)
  • Steam-Gaming platform (only allowed during special programs)
  • Tux Paint (full screen and windows)- Painting program for kids (Freeware)
  • (Vegas) Movie Studio 14- Video editing software (added as an consumer-grade alternative to iMovie)
  • VLC- Play audio and video; view images
  • Windows Media Player- Play audio and video; view images
  • Xbox- Gaming software (only allowed during special programs)

Apple programs, including Final Cut Pro, iMovie and GarageBand, are available on laptops for Patrons who request them.

Reference books are available for some of the software, and users can access Lynda.com through the Library's website for in-depth tutorials about each program. Please contact the Creative Experience Specialist with any questions: cexp@slpl.org or (314) 880-8593.