Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Smart Family Foundation, the Library is now home to a state-of-the-art recording studio.
The 6’ X 8’ studio was installed in Library's Conference room in June, 2016 and features wall-to-wall interior acoustic foam treatment, a full complement of professional microphones suited for both spoken-word and music recording, a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 interface, and a 27" iMac with GarageBand, Apple Logic Pro X, REAPER, and Pro Tools. The studio has heavy exterior fabric, dark maple hardwood floors and includes active ventilation, lighting and cable ports.
Recording Studio to Support Existing Programs:
The Studio will be used to support ongoing programs like the Library's Oral History Project. Approximately 30 oral histories were recorded in 2015, almost all of them off site. A recording booth, with its controlled sound environment and high-quality equipment, will provide a more professional option for recording interviews.
Recording Studio to Support New Programs:
In the recording studio, the Library now produces a podcast. Eight Books That Made Me, featuring interviews with speakers at the Library's After Hours events exploring the books that made them who they are.