Open Music Lab in Mullins Library

LeeAnna Ta Thao

A music lab is now open to all campus users, thanks to a partnership between the University Libraries and the Music Department. Located in the Hodges Reading Room on the lobby level of the Mullins Library, the lab is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on demand.

The lab contains 10 iMac computers equipped with music and video editing software, Komplete Kontrol keyboards and the Scarlett 2i2 interface. Two PC media converter stations provide access to Audacity audio editing and recording software, Elgato video capture and the Nero Platinum suite of photo, video and audio software. A viewing station allows users to watch VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray material.

“The Libraries, in conjunction with the Music Department, saw the need to provide students and patrons with a generally located music lab – a space that would provide access to the equipment, software and tools needed to enhance interests customers’ unique individual needs as well as meet educational usage needs,” said Stephanie Guenther, Media Services Supervisor. “The Music Lab is open to everyone! We hope the Music Lab will be a space that meets the needs of our customers and provides space for everyone to explore and enhance their personal interests and goals.”

Those interested in requesting access to the Music Lab outside of its normal business hours can email the Multimedia Department at [email protected] Users should note that the lab is currently used by a music technology class that meets from 11:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. every Tuesday and is not open to the public during this time.

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