Equipment List

The Digital Music Lab offers 5 Power Mac workstations, digital keyboards, and a suite of specialized hardware and software. Below is a detailed listing of what is available. Please contact us with any suggestions or problems. You can reach us by e-mail at


  • 5 Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon workstations, each with 6GB RAM
  • 4 MOTU Fastlane USB interfaces
  • 2 Yamaha Arius YDP181 digital pianos, with weighted keyboard and MIDI connectivity
  • 1 Epson 11" x 17" flatbed scanner
  • Workstation for working with phonorecordings, cassettes, and DAT format transfers (in Seminar Room, which may be reserved)


  • Sibelius 6 (music notation and scanning)
  • PhotoScore Ultimate (music scanning and OCR, with Sibelius)
  • Finale 2010 (music notation)
  • Logic Pro 9 (multi-track audio and MIDI sequencer)
  • Amadeus Pro 1.5 (full-featured 2-ch audio editor)
  • Audacity (free basic 2-channel audio editor)
  • Max/MSP (audio and MIDI programming environment)
  • Ableton Live (performance-oriented composition)
  • Max4Live (application which links Max/MSP and Live)
  • SPEAR (sound analysis and resynthesis)
  • AudioSculpt and OpenMusic (IRCAM)
  • Transcribe (audio editing, transcription, and annotation)
  • Soundflower (free inter-application audio routing utility)
  • MacGamut 6 (ear training software)
  • iTunes (audio file management; CD burning)
  • GarageBand (simple multi-track sequencer)

Coming in Spring 2014

  • Fission non-destructive MP3 editor
  • Higher-quality audio interfaces
  • Attachable MIDI controllers (mini-keyboard, sliders, knobs)
  • Laptop USB MIDI interfaces for personal laptop use in Lab