Summer at Studio 300

DSC00134Looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer? Studio 300 has many ways to keep you cool during those steamy summer days. Here’s a quick list:

  • Learn to play the guitar. You can checkout our electric (or bass) guitar and learn from a collection of how-to books or lessons in the GarageBand software. GarageBand even lets you follow along with a lesson and record it to track your progress.
  • Transfer your VHS tapes to DVD, LPs to CD (or MP3), and scan pictures (and slides) into the computer (to print and share). We have several digital archiving programs coming up that will show you how to do this. Check out our calendar to register for these and other Studio 300 programs.
  • Take the GoPro for a spin. This unique camera is perfect for catching the action of many summertime recreational activities. Read about it here.
  • Capture your memories. Learn how to shoot great video and pictures and post your work online for all your friends, family and co-workers to see.
  • Not going anywhere this summer? Check out our Green Screen Vacations instead.

This is only a sampling of the kinds of fun, rewarding digital media projects that you can create with the resources at Studio 300. Stop by or give us a call to discuss the possibilities. We hope to see you soon.

Pops and Clicks – An Easy Fix!

Studio 300 TurntableIs your favorite record all scratched up and full of pops and clicks when you play it?  No Problem.  All you need to do is visit Studio 300 and transfer (digitize) the music to one of our Apple computers.

We have turntables that will playback your LPs (and 45s and even 78s) and software to record the sound. But the real magic is our clean-up tool (called iZotope RX) designed to remove pops, clicks, and other noise. It is quite simple to master this software (really just a couple of mouse clicks) and the results can be quite dramatic! Listen to these two samples of same music: One before and the other after removing the pops and clicks.

Before:

After:

Vinyl records to CD

recycled-vinyl-record-crafts-1Got a box of old vinyl records collecting dust in the closet?  Turntable long gone?  No problem. Bring your albums to Studio 300 and we will show you how to transfer them to CD (and/or MP3).  Studio 300 has two great turntables that can handle 33’s, 45’s and even 78’s.  It’s easy to do and the results will amaze you!

Also, as part of our Digital Archiving Series, you can learn to transfer your old recordings to new formats by attending our LP/Cassette to CD/MP3 program. Two dates available: Tuesday, June 25, 7p and Thursday, July 25, 2p. You can sign up using the Library’s website no sooner than 21 days before the date.

But if you want to get started right away, contact Studio 300 for one-on-one training and start listening to your treasured music again.

Also, make sure you read this post about how easy it is to clean up the noise from those old recordings using tools at Studio 300.