If you’re a musician, singer, poet, or spoken word artist, you’ve probably dreamed of getting into a studio and creating high-quality recordings of your work. But you probably also thought that it would remain a dream because of the high cost of booking studio time.
Well, the all-new Recording Room in Central Library’s Creative Experience is about to make your dreams a reality. It features a Mac computer running Garage Band, Audacity, and Apple Logic Pro, as well as a mixer, speakers, three microphones, an eighty-eight key midi keyboard, and headphones.
Bring your instruments, and we provide the cables to connect them. In addition to recording your own music, you can record voice projects as well, such as podcasts, oral histories, or spoken word poetry. Once you’ve created your audio file, just save it to your own USB device, CD, or the Cloud. Then you can come back to the Creative Experience and use one of the Pods to put the finishing touches on your work.
If you’re new to recording, you can book time in the Creative Experience to use Lynda.com video tutorials to learn how to master recording software. We provide reference books, equipment manuals, and a basic how-to guide. And of course, staff is always happy to help you get started.
Please note that the Recording Room seats four, so plan your session accordingly. Reserving time is easy. Just call 314-241-2288, ask to book the Recording Room, and give the representative your Library card number. You can reserve for up to two hours between Noon and 7 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Noon-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reserve the room up to a week in advance, but remember that the time you spend in the Recording Room counts toward your daily two-hour computer use limit.
Libraries have been called the “University of the People.” If that’s the case, then Central Library’s Recording Room offers a whole new field of study.