The Recording Room features a PC computer running Windows 10 and loaded with audio production software. An audio interface with headphones, monitors, and two Yeti Pro USB mics with variable pickup patterns are set up and ready for use, and users can check out additional SM 58 microphones and stands, instrument cables, and various connectors. An M-Audio 88-key midi keyboard is also available and ready to use. In addition to producing music, users can record podcasts, oral histories, spoken word poetry, and other audio projects.
Audio Production software list as of November, 2017:
- Ableton Live 9 Intro Edition-Record, edit, arrange, and mix audio and MIDI
- Adobe Audition 2017- Audio recording, mixing, and restoration
- Adobe Premiere Pro 2017- Professional video production and editing software; use in tandem with Audition for tracking sound for video
- Audacity 2.3.1- Record and edit audio (Open Source/Freeware)
- (Avid) Pro Tools 12- Record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI
- (Image Line) FL Studio 12, Signature Edition- Record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI
- (Kanda) Callnote Pro- Record video and audio calls from Skype
- Quicktime-Audio and video capture and playback (Freeware)
- Skype- Video calling software (Freeware)
- VLC- Play audio and video
- Windows Media Player- Play audio and video
A binder in the room provides instructions for basic audio and MIDI recording in the room, and some reference manuals are available as well. Additionally, users can access Lynda.com through the Library’s website for in-depth tutorials about each program. To reserve the recording room, call 314-241-2288 or ask Creative Experience staff to help you. Please contact the Creative Experience Specialist with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 880-8593.