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, graphic design, coding and game-development software. Each pod is equipped with a wide- or narrow-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 an image scanner.

 

Complete software list as of January 2019:

  • Ableton Live 10 Intro- Record and sequence audio and MIDI
  • Adobe Acrobat DC- Create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms
  • Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC-
  • Adobe After Effects CC- Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics
  • Adobe Animate CC- Flash Professional is now Adobe Animate CC. Interactive animations for multiple platforms.
  • Adobe Audition CC- Audio recording, mixing, and restoration
  • Adobe Bridge- Centralize your creative assets
  • Adobe Character Animator (Preview 4)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud- Login if you have your own account
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC- Design and develop modern, responsive websites
  • Adobe Extension Manager CC-Easily install and manage extensions
  • Adobe Flash Builder 4.7
  • Adobe Fuse (Beta)-Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects
  • Adobe Illustrator CC- Vector graphics and illustration
  • Adobe InCopy CC- Collaborate with copywriters and editors
  • Adobe InDesign CC- Page design and layout for print and digital publishing
  • Adobe Lightroom- Digital photo processing and editing
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
  • Adobe Media Encoder CC-Quickly output video files for virtually any screen
  • Adobe Muse CC- Design and publish websites without writing code
  • Adobe Photoshop CC- Image editing and compositing
  • Adobe Photoshop Express- Quickly retouch photos
  • Adobe Prelude CC- Metadata ingest, logging, and rough cuts
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC- Professional video production and editing software
  • Adobe SpeedGrade CC- Film finishing and color grading
  • Audacity- Record and edit audio (Open Source/freeware)
  • Blender- 3D animation software (freeware)
  • Callnote Pro- Record skype conversations
  • Camera- Take selfies and record videos with Webcam (Windows)
  • Code Writer-Write code in various languages (Windows)
  • FL Studio 20, Signature Edition- Record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI; especially good for creating beats and loops. (Image Line)
  • Game Maker Studio 2- Create video games using a drag-and-drop interface (Yo Yo Games)
  • Gimp-image editing (Open Source/freeware)
  • Google Earth Pro-Go anywhere on earth! (freeware)
  • Google SketchUp- 3D modeling software (freeware)
  • HandBrake-Convert video codices (Open Source/ freeware)
  • Kindle Create- Format and publish eBooks (Amazon freeware)
  • Lego Digital designer- Use to build Lego models (freeware)
  • Lego Mindstorms- (freeware)
  • Magix Music Maker- Create electronic music in an easy-to-use interface (Vegas)
  • Microsoft Excel- Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint- Digital presentation software
  • Microsoft Publisher- Page layout software
  • Microsoft Word- Word processing software
  • Minecraft- Gaming software (Only allowed during Makerspace Club, Makerspace Jr., and other special programs)
  • MakeHuman- 3D character modeling software (Open Source/ freeware)
  • Movie Studio 13- Edit videos in an easy-to-use interface (Vegas)
  • NetBeans- Develop software in Java and other programming languages (Apache freeware)
  • Paint 3D- Windows app
  • Processing 3- Create visual art projects with code (freeware)
  • Pro Tools 12- Record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI (Avid)
  • QuickTime-Audio and video capture and playback (freeware)
  • Roxio Creator NXT 5- Create and author CDs and DVDs (Corel)
  • Skype- Video calling software (freeware)
  • Steam-Gaming platform (only allowed during special programs)
  • Studio One 4- Record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI (PreSonus)
  • Tux Paint (full screen and windows)- Painting program for kids (freeware)
  • VLC- Play audio and video (Open Source/ freeware)
  • Windows Media Player- Play audio and video; view images (Windows)
  • Xbox- Gaming software (only allowed during special programs)
  • Unity- Create 2D and 3D games

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