Record an Album in a Month

Each winter musical artists from around the world take on the RPM challenge (Record Production Month) and record a full album of music in one month. And if that challenge alone isn’t hard enough, they do it in February—the shortest month of the year.

The contest doesn’t require you to write new songs (but it’s highly encouraged), but to win, you need to record ten tracks or 35 minutes of music.

Get started at the official RPM website, where you can sign up for your own dedicated artist page, listen to prior contributions, encourage other participates, and get feedback on your music. And on February 1st, it’s time to hit that big red record button.

Of course, Studio 300 is here to help with gear, recording spaces, and encouragement. We’ll get you rolling in no time.

When it’s all over, we’ll be hosting a listening party on March 5 at 7 p.m. Bring in your tracks and celebrate!
 

Introducing Bolingbrook: Project Music

Listen to fresh new music created by our very own Fountaindale Public Library patrons in Bolingbrook: Project Music. This special collection features only local content creators who share their music and more.

Our aim is to capture, curate, and share the knowledge and artistic creations that YOU produce and make them available to FPLD patrons through our local collection. Visit this link for details. To submit your own work to Bolingbrook: Project Music, visit this link.

HD Projector at Studio 300

optoma_technology_hd142x_full_hd_dlp_1467740368000_1261906Available for checkout now at Studio 300 is the Optoma HD142X Home Theater Projector. This full HD projector is great for movies and games.  All you need is a Blu-ray/DVD player or computer/game console with HDMI outputs and a screen (or a wall) to project on.  Here are its specs:

  • Brightness of 3000 Lumens
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) Native Resolution
  • 1.1x Zoom and 1.48 to 1.62:1 Throw Ratio
  • Two HDMI 1.4a In, One with MHL Support
  • Projection Distance 3.3 to 32.8′ (1 to 10 m)
  • Image Size 27.9 to 305.3″ (70.8 to 775.5 cm)

The projector can be checked out from Studio 300 for up to three days.

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.)

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 6

llc-title-bumper-00_00_05_04-still002In this podcast episode, Joe and Adriana conclude a review countdown of their current top ten songs (both episodes 4 and 5 continue the discussion). Listen as they discuss why these songs made their list and then check out the full versions shared via their Spotify accounts:

Click the play button below to get started.

 

Listen to episodes 4 and 5 for the rest of their discussion.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 5

llc-title-bumper-00_00_05_04-still002In this podcast episode, Joe and Adriana continue a review countdown of their current top ten songs (both episodes 4 and 6 continue the discussion). Listen as they discuss why these songs made their list and then check out the full versions shared via their Spotify accounts:

Click the play button below to get started.

 

Listen to episodes 4 and 6 for the rest of their discussion.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 4

llc-title-bumper-00_00_05_04-still002In this podcast episode, Joe and Adriana begin a review countdown of their current top ten songs (both episodes 5 and 6 continue the discussion). Listen as they discuss why these songs made their list and then check out the full versions shared via their Spotify accounts:

Click the play button below to get started.

 

Listen to episodes 5 and 6 for the rest of their discussion.