The Anderson University MIDI Lab houses 16 individual workstations, each equipped with a Windows-based PC and a Kawai MP5 keyboard connected to a Mackie mixing console, enabling the instructor to monitor students individually either through headphones or speakers. All workstation computers are connected to the university network as well, enabling student and instructor file sharing, as well as printing on an HP LaserJet printer.
The software available in the MIDI Lab includes:
- Sibelius (music notation)
- Pro Tools (audio and MIDI sequencing)
- Neuratron Photoscore (music scanning)
- Amazing Slow Downer (transcription tool)
- Sonar 6 (pro audio and MIDI sequencing)
- Band-in-a-Box Pro (songwriting and improvisation)
- Home Concert 2000 (piano practice)
- Musition (music fundamentals)
- Auralia (ear training)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements (imaging)
- NetOP (lab management)
The MIDI lab is used for group piano instruction throughout the day and is available during scheduled hours for student use. Students may use the lab to work on projects for music theory classes, choral arranging, orchestration, music analysis, music sequencing, song-writing, drill and testing for aural comprehension classes, drill for music theory concepts and skills, and group piano class practice.