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Know More About the Library's Music Studio: Software

Available Software

Below is a selection of software that is available to users in the Music Studio. In order to access these programs, request a MacBook Pro from the Library staff at the beginning of your session. Please select the user profile "Music Studio."

Software

Description

Supporting Material

Notes

Ableton Live 10

Digital Audio Workstation for editing, recording, mixing and mastering audio files Technical details Ableton Live provides lots of ready-to-use effects and instruments. It is designed to be used with the Ableton Push MIDI controller, but can also be combined with other recording equipment in the Music Studio (see Recording Equipment).
Audacity audio editing and recording software Technical details Audacity is recommended for podcasts and other voice recordings. The noise reduction filter under "Effects" is a great way to minimize background noise in your recording.
GarageBand Digital Audio Workstation for editing, recording, mixing and mastering audio files, also useful for recording podcasts Technical details Most musical instruments can be connected to this software through the available recording equipment in the room (see Recording Equipment).
Finale 25 music notation software Technical details Finale 25 can be connected to the clavinova and other MIDI keyboards in the room (see Piano, Keyboards & MIDI Controllers).
Rekordbox DJ software for preparing and managing music files Technical details Rekordbox is used to prepare and manage music files for the Pioneer DJ System (see Recording Equipment).