• Recording Industry
    Hands-on experience
    is part of being at MTSU
  • Recording Industry
    Students are guided by
    Grammy-winner Professor John Hill
  • Recording Industry
    Songwriter and pianist, Joseph Akins brings his creative expertise to teaching
  • Recording Industry
    Helping with the PBS special "Pa's Fiddle" provided real-world experience


The MIDI Lab affords students the opportunity to become conversant in electronic audio production. Courses that make use of this lab involve technologies such as MIDI, synthesis and digital audio recording.

The stadium seating type lab contains eight identical student stations and an instructor's main station. In addition, the lab has a MIDI controlled lighting system.

Teacher and Student Stations

2.8Ghz Octo-Core Mac Pro with 10GB RAM and 24" dual monitors, Yamaha Motif ES, Moog Voyager, Kurzweil K2500RS, Ableton Push, Avid MBox Pro, and MOTU MIDI Time Piece AV.

Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Reason, Recycle, Stylus, Trillian, Omnisphere, MachFive, Garritan Personal Orchestra, EZDrummer, Superior Drummer, and Native Instrument Komplete.


  • ARP 2600
  • Arturia Minibrute
  • Korg MS-20
  • Kurzweil K2500
  • Minimoog Voyager (electric blue)
  • Roland SH-201 (3)
  • Yamaha YS-200
  • Yamaha AN1x Analog Modeling Synthesizer
  • Yamaha VL1 Acoustic Modeling Synthesizer

Tone Modules & Beat Machines:

  • Akai MS2000XL w/ MFC42 analog filter module
  • Proteus/2 (2)
  • Roland MKS-20 & MKS-70
  • Roland R-8 Rhythm Composer
  • Roland MC-500
  • Waldorf Microwave XT
  • Yamaha TG 55 & TG77
  • Yamaha WT11 Tone Module

MIDI Controllers:

  • Alesis AirFX
  • Fishman TriplePlay wireless MIDI guitar controller
  • Korg KAOSS Pad
  • Yamaha DTXTREME IIs electronic drum kit
  • Yamaha WX11 Wind Controller

Sound Libraries:

  • Abstract HipHop
  • Crackling Sounds
  • Ethno Instrument
  • Groove Dimensions
  • Hollywood Effects
  • London Orchestral Percussion
  • Los Angeles Scoring Strings
  • Sonic Reality Gold Bundle
  • Valentino Sound Effects
  • XTcFiles of Techno
  • XTcFiles of House


  • Leprecon LM-850
  • Various Mics, MIDI processors, headphones and more

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