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:

Teens:

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.

 

 

 

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.