Noah ’40’ Shebib on Maschine Studio

40 is the production powerhouse behind some of Drake’s most classic records. Native Instruments sat down with the Grammy-winning producer in his Toronto studio to discuss the various ways he uses Maschine Studio along with Komplete to craft some of these hits.

Studio 300 now has the Maschine Studio hardware/software for use in the lab. Check it out.

 

 

 

Out with good, in with the AWESOME!

We’ve been busy behind the scenes at Studio 300 working to improve your experience in every way possible. And now we are happy to report that we finished updating all of the iMac computers in the lab with new, improved, and upgraded software. Here’s a brief overview:

Upgrades:

  • We installed the (huge!) 2017 update to our entire Adobe Creative Cloud collection including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and more.
  • There are fresh updates to our most popular Mac programs, too, including Keynote, Pages, GarageBand, and, of course, Logic X!

New software:

Stop by Studio 300 and experience these new software updates.

(Note: this upgrade applies only to our iMacs at this time (November 15, 2017). The MacBook Pro laptops are still in the upgrade process. Stay tuned.)

Music Business Panel – Part 4

In late October 2017, Studio 300 hosted a panel discussion with Cameron Jones, Rodger Willis, and Jeffrey Fisher to talk about the music industry. In this last and final installment of the panel we take questions from the audience and share some final thoughts.

 

 

Music Business Panel – Part 3

In late October 2017, Studio 300 hosted a panel discussion with Cameron Jones, Rodger Willis, and Jeffrey Fisher to talk about the music industry. In part 3 we discuss important collaborations, the hardest part about being in the industry, and the best advice to navigate it.

Music Business Panel  – Part 2

In late October 2017, Studio 300 hosted a panel discussion with Cameron Jones, Rodger Willis, and Jeffrey Fisher to talk about the music industry. In part 2 we explore the importance of branding, networking, as well as some of their experiences with past projects.

Music Business Panel – Part 1

In late October 2017, Studio 300 hosted a panel discussion with Cameron Jones, Rodger Willis, and Jeffrey Fisher to talk about the music industry. In part 1 all three share stories about how they got started in the music industry, their first big break and hard lessons they learned along the way.

 

Announcing NEMO

The Nameless Writer’s Group @ FPLD will publish a print and online journal (called The Nemo Journal) for the Fountaindale Public Library community to include original creative works written and made by our patrons. We are accepting the following from FPLD patrons aged 14 and up:

  • Short stories (5K-word maximum)Poetry
  • Comics
  • Non-fiction (journalism, memoir)
  • Art / Graphics
  • Photography

Submit your work

(up to two submissions per person only)

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018.

Indie Author Day – October 14

Indie Author Day 2017
Saturday, October 14 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A
Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL

Enjoy presentations, workshops, author readings and valuable information to help you with your writing!

  • Connect with local authors, fiction and nonfiction.
  • Discover our many tools available for writers at this library.
  • Get insight from successful traditionally published authors.
  • Learn the ins and outs of the self- and indie-published world from those taking that route.
  • Find out about SELF-E and how you can share your work with our community and the entire state.
  • Enter the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project.
  • Get tips for writing during NaNoWriMo.
  • And so much more.

We have a full slate of authors speaking during the day including:

Amanda Adams – Corporate Executive turned author with The Sangrita Club.

Justin Dauer – He brings his creative energy and insight to his nonfiction book Cultivating a Creative Culture.

Valante Grant – Her debut novel, Under Your Hat, was written during 2016’s NaNoWriMo.

TJC & AH Hrubes – This creative couple writes and designs Ten, Tall, Totally Twisted, Terrible Tales to Tell and Cat With a Blue Checkered Kite.

Lolah Lace – Prolific and best-selling author of romantic fiction, her latest title coming soon is Cove Garden.

Sue Mydliak – Special Ed. Paraprofessional by day and writer at night she penned the best-selling Rosewood trilogy.

Tracy Townsend – Her debut novel, The Nine (Thieves of Fate, #1) from Pyr arrives this November.

Authors and Books Featured During Indie Author Day 2017

Join us for this exciting chance to network with traditionally and independently published authors and get involved with our local writing community. We sincerely hope you’ll participate in Indie Author Day as it jointly celebrates you, writing as an art form, and libraries as centers for community engagement. See you there!

What is Indie Author Day?
The second annual Indie Author Day will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017. On this day, indie authors and members of the writing community will gather at their local libraries to participate in community-based activities like author panels, book readings and signings, writing workshops, presentations from local industry specialists and more.

Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

The August 21 solar eclipse was witnessed by millions in the United States as towns along the path were flooded with spectators scrambling to find the right vantage point and a pair of glasses to watch the eclipse. Patrons at Fountaindale Public Library eagerly awaited this event, but unfortunately for much of the time there was a dense blanket of cloud cover. We did manage to have a few breaks in the clouds that allowed us to watch the moon’s progress. At the same time, the clouds and haze made it difficult to take good picture from lenses that struggled to focus, to trying to find the sun to snap a quick shot. Hopefully, you had some good luck and here’s the the best of the bunch we took. Let’s hope in April 2024 when the next eclipse moves across the US we’ll have better luck and clear skies.