Computer & Gear
Students are expected to bring and work from their own laptop or mobile workstation. If you have any questions about the suitability of your system please contact us before your arrival. Laptops are expected to have the following: MIDI sequencing software (DAW), notation software, a MIDI keyboard controller, and quality headphones or speakers.
Students should have sufficient sound libraries in their workstation to illustrate their ideas. For the final recording session, some additional libraries (particular sounds that you may not have) can be made available to you by our staff. Microphones and audio interfaces will be on hand for those desiring to record special live instrumental tracks or sound design elements prior to the final recording date.
It is expected that the participant has, and and is proficient at, a digital notation software such as Sibelius or Finale. You will be provided with templates of the ensemble for the recording session and you will work with our faculty to create industry standard scores and parts. You’ll even learn how to properly tape and assemble your scores and parts. If you rely on notation built into your DAW or use another program like MuseScore, don’t worry, we can accommodate that too.