ARC Lab (Room 330, Marrs McLean Science Building)

The ARC lab's mission is to provide space, tools, and specialized guidance that fostor collaboration and exploration of new interdisciplinary approaches to the arts.

The ARC lab is a space provided by the Arts Research Coalition (ARC), an incubator for interdisciplinary collaboration, creating innovative ideas and projects in the world of art. ARC’s main purpose is twofold: 1) to create art and 2) to research artistic collaboration techniques.

ARC seeks to give students, faculty, businesses, communities, and virtual entities around the world with creative opportunites and state-of-the-art facilities for collaboration on art projects. ARC's research of interdisciplinary approaches to art benefits institutes interested in diversity, teamwork, intermedia, and the design of environments that stimulate creativity.

Here are a few highlights from the equipment housed in the ARC lab:

  • Mac Pro, a few iMacs, and a MacBook Pro
  • 8.1 Audio System (Dynaudio BM6A MII and BM14S)
  • Metric Halo LIO-8 with 8 pres
  • Mackie Control Universal Pro and Control Extender Pro
  • 2 Genelec 1030A & 2 Genelec 8030A
  • 4 QSC K10 & 1 QSC KSub
  • Korg Triton Keyboard
  • ARP 2600, Hammond C3 Organ, and player piano

Comp Lab (Room 220, Roxy Grove Hall - Next door to Dr. McAllister's office)

The Comp Lab is a publishing lab for composition students to edit, print, bind, and package their compositions. It is equipped with an 11x17 duplex printer, spiral binder, and other binding necessities.

META Lab (3rd Floor of Moody Library in the Crouch Fine Arts Library)

The META Lab is a specialized instructional technology center for music applications. The lab is located in the Listening/Viewing Center of the Crouch Fine Arts Library. The lab is available for use during all regular Library hours (with a valid BearID), except when it is reserved for a class or seminar.

There are 12 student work stations in the lab, plus an instructor station, and each includes a computer and a MIDI keyboard controller. In addition to the software shared by computers in the Moody Garden Level Study Commons, the META Lab computers have the following software applications installed:

  • Band-in-a-Box
  • SmartMusic
  • Finale
  • Pyware 3D
  • Audacity
  • SoundHack
  • Sonic Visualizer
  • iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)
  • Variations