Open Mic Success

On Tuesday, April 9, Studio 300 hosted our first Open Mic Showcase Night. Several brave performers shared their music and poetry during the evening to rave reviews from a supportive and enthusiastic audience.

Our next Open Mic Showcase Night is May 14 in Meeting Room B starting at 7 p.m. If you are interested in performing your acoustic music, poetry, dance, artwork, photography and even short films, you get up to seven minutes, and signup is first come, first served. And, of course, if you wish to support our local artists, you can join the audience, too. At this time, the program is for ages 18 and older only.

Winterfest 2019 Karaoke

Once again Studio 300 hosted a lively program of karaoke at this year’s Bolingbrook Park District’s Winterfest 2019. Performances ranged from old standards to new favorites and everything in-between. All the videos are available on our YouTube channel in four parts by order of performance.

Click to visit the videos: Part OnePart TwoPart Three and Part Four.


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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!
 

Date Night in Studio 300, part two

Moms and their sons explored Studio 300 once again during our second Digital Date Night. The evening was filled with fun as patrons played music, made videos, used our Carvey desktop fabricator, built and coded a robot, and so much more.

 

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Music Business Roundtable – 2018

In later October 2018, Studio 300’s Justin Clash led a lively and informative Music Business Roundtable featuring industry professionals, Rodger Willis, Cedric Crout, and David Mitchell who shared their career journey and discussed how to thrive in the challenging music world of today.

Beat Making Workshops

Our Summer Camps continue and once again our young patrons gathered in Studio 300. This time they experimented with basic beat making in a half-day bootcamp. Listen to their fine work.

Tweens

The Tweens collaborated on this project using GarageBand software.

 

Teens

Our teen patrons worked together using the Native Instruments Maschine hardware/software instrument.

 

Songwriting Workshop

Studio 300 kicked off this year’s Summer Camps for our Tween and Teen patrons with a Songwriting Workshop. The young patrons gathered for a creative collaboration in Studio 300. Together they selected a background music track, composed their melody, wrote their own lyrics, rehearsed the song, and then performed the track in one of our soundproof audio booths. Enjoy the results of their hard work:

Tweens:

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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.

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. Here is an upcoming program. Check it out.