With CAM, SLCC is now offering a music media major which is based around electronic music composition, as well as the music recording technology major. Both programs have been very popular, according to Sue.
“We also have a MIDI classroom with 25 computers and MIDI controller keyboards that have ProTools and Cubase and Native Instruments plug-in software, and Finale notation software,” says Sue. “We have a number of smaller studios in the building as well, MIDI mixing suites as we are calling them, basically small one-room studios that students can check out to work on music projects, edit, mix, or compose.”
There are four medium sized editing suites where entire production teams may use and are outfitted with Dolby Surround 7.1 Sound. In addition, twelve smaller editing suites are available to students that have been specially designed for their purpose, according to Jon Clark.
“So these edit suites allow the students to get into a room with high quality monitors, proper lighting, good speakers and get out of the headphones and will be able to calibrate and set those systems up in a way that the student can go in and finish a product and know it’s to specifications and sound good when it’s broadcast, or even when it goes into a movie theater,” says Clark. The editing suites are smaller and don’t have the same “wow factor, but it doesn’t mean that they are any less amazing. They are just as awesome a space as any.”