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High-tech recording at JCPL

Library highlights creative space and recording studio this month

By Anne Carmicheal
For The Jessamine Journal
The Jessamine County Public Library is embracing cutting-edge technology while making its creative space and recording studio the highlight of events this month.
JCPL has always been an advocate for helping people create and learn new things, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Grant Laufenburger said, and the recording studio is no exception. According to its mission statement, JCPL focuses on ways to enrich the community with ideas, information and cultural opportunities.
“The creative space and recording studio has endless possibilities for musicians, photographers, or anyone who wants to make a video,” Laufenburger said. “The advanced technology that we have is amazing and I’m so excited to see how the community will use it. “The space is available to any JCPL cardholder who has a valid JCPL creative space and recording studio agreement on file, has attended the Intro to the JCPL creative space class, participated in an introductory one-on-one session with a qualified JCPL staff member, received required training for the equipment they wish to use and has the required supervision as detailed in the JCPL creative space and recording studio policy.
The creative space’s soundproof room has green and blue screens available for use in videos. It also comes equipped with special lighting and hi-end cameras, such as Canon T4i, T5i and T7i and professional microphones. Even instruments such as keyboards, guitars and sound machines are available at the library, Laufenburger said.
“We do require some brief, usually 30 minutes of instructions on some of the more sophisticated equipment,” Laufenburger said. “In some cases, we’ll have staff supervise until you’re proficient and comfortable using the equipment.”
In the recording studio, residents will find the iMac with Garage Band and Pro Tools, Eleven Rack which is the ultimate recording interface and multi-effects box for guitarists and professional microphones with stands, monitors and lighting. In addition to the hi-end cameras, photographers will find Go Pro Hero and tripods available, as well as backdrops.
The maximum time allotted on the scheduling calendar is three hours, but Laufenburger said if there’s no one booked after those who sign up the staff will generally allow them to stay longer.
“We recommend that you bring an external device to save any digital work that you create in the studio,” Laufenburger said.
For more information call (859) 885-3523 or visit https://www.jesspublib.org/creativespace/.

Library highlights creative space and recording studio this month

By Anne Carmicheal
For The Jessamine Journal
The Jessamine County Public Library is embracing cutting-edge technology while making its creative space and recording studio the highlight of events this month.
JCPL has always been an advocate for helping people create and learn new things, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Grant Laufenburger said, and the recording studio is no exception. According to its mission statement, JCPL focuses on ways to enrich the community with ideas, information and cultural opportunities.
“The creative space and recording studio has endless possibilities for musicians, photographers, or anyone who wants to make a video,” Laufenburger said. “The advanced technology that we have is amazing and I’m so excited to see how the community will use it. “The space is available to any JCPL cardholder who has a valid JCPL creative space and recording studio agreement on file, has attended the Intro to the JCPL creative space class, participated in an introductory one-on-one session with a qualified JCPL staff member, received required training for the equipment they wish to use and has the required supervision as detailed in the JCPL creative space and recording studio policy.
The creative space’s soundproof room has green and blue screens available for use in videos. It also comes equipped with special lighting and hi-end cameras, such as Canon T4i, T5i and T7i and professional microphones. Even instruments such as keyboards, guitars and sound machines are available at the library, Laufenburger said.
“We do require some brief, usually 30 minutes of instructions on some of the more sophisticated equipment,” Laufenburger said. “In some cases, we’ll have staff supervise until you’re proficient and comfortable using the equipment.”
In the recording studio, residents will find the iMac with Garage Band and Pro Tools, Eleven Rack which is the ultimate recording interface and multi-effects box for guitarists and professional microphones with stands, monitors and lighting. In addition to the hi-end cameras, photographers will find Go Pro Hero and tripods available, as well as backdrops.
The maximum time allotted on the scheduling calendar is three hours, but Laufenburger said if there’s no one booked after those who sign up the staff will generally allow them to stay longer.
“We recommend that you bring an external device to save any digital work that you create in the studio,” Laufenburger said.
For more information call (859) 885-3523 or visit https://www.jesspublib.org/creativespace/.