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Creating Music in the Media Center

That whole “If you build it, they will come” thing certainly rang true with the podcast rooms we created last summer.  We built them initially to support the growing need for recording booths for podcast projects but realized there was a void on campus when it came to music recording.  Our idea was to offer a space that students (or any college employee really) could fine a space to make & record music easily and not have to worry (too much) about bothering their neighbors. 

We have a mics & stands available for check out and a mini mixer, midi keyboard & Imac outfitted in both rooms.  Students have really enjoyed using the spaces and it’s always appreciated when they share the music with us so we can then share it with you.  Learn more from the great video our student employee Eli created and the soundtrack is provided by Mike Dempsey who recorded this tune in our podcast room!

 

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Fair Use … a Music History

Rocketboom gives a history of the changing world of music sampling, Fair Use, and Copyright.

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Podcast & Studio Lights!

The Media Center was able to create two new podcast nooks and one large studio over the summer to accommodate the need for sound buffered areas for recording voice and music.  People love using the rooms although we found it was hard to sometimes verify if the rooms were in use since there a no windows on the door.  We certainly didn’t want to interrupt a recording in process so we invested in new lights that were installed outside the rooms so we could be sure when people were recording.  Stop by the media center to check out the new addition and play with the technology in the recording booths!

Music to our ears

Over the summer, the Media Center went though a redesign and part of it was creating more sound buffered booths (they aren’t quite ‘sound proof’) that can be used for skyping, interviews, podcasts or music creation.  Since there weren’t other places on campus that had spaces where people could easily record music (without getting in trouble for being too loud) our Podcast nooks have become quite popular.  The rooms are outfitted with soundproofing materials on the walls and door and are equip to record through 2 microphones for voice or instruments, 1 mini mixer, 1 keyboard, and 1 iMac using recording apps, such as Garageband, Audacity, & IMovie.  The rooms can be reserved for use by emailing mediacenter@dickinson.edu.

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