The Crane MIDI Lab, housed within the Crane Library, includes 20 student workstations and one teaching station; each workstation contains one 2 GHz Intel Core Duo iMac computer with 20" screen (built-in iSight camera and dual layer DVD burner) and one Korg Triton Le keyboard. The stations are connected together with the GEC3, an audio communications system that permits groups of students to work together. In addition, audio from any station can be ported to the "house" sound system, allowing easy sharing of student compositions. Software includes the latest in MIDI, digital audio, digital video, scanning, office, and web applications. Supported music/video software titles include Finale, Sibelius, Logic Express, Band-in-a-Box, and the iLife Suite.

Students in all Crane majors may use the lab to compose, conduct research, practice theory and aural skills, create class materials, communicate with faculty, and develop portfolio materials.

The Crane MIDI Lab is supervised a faculty member and is monitored by work-study students who provide technical assistance to lab users. Please email Dr. Peter McCoy with questions about the Crane MIDI Lab.