The MIT Lewis Music Library Audio Lab (14E-115) is available to current MIT community members. We welcome beginners as well as experts. Need help? Check out our how-to videos, or just ask!
The Audio Lab has two digital audio workstations, each with multi-track audio software, digital mixer, and MIDI keyboard. Workstation #2 has an installed microphone for podcast recording. There are connections to plug in electric guitars, keyboards and other electronic instruments.
The room has been acoustically treated; it is very quiet but it is not sound proof. Spoken word may be recorded, but we do not permit singing or the use of acoustic instruments in this space.
Hours: from library opening until 15 minutes before library closing; see MIT Libraries hours page. We recommend making a reservation.
Computers and software
Electronic instruments and equipment
Available at Library service desk
These items are frequently requested by Audio Lab users; a complete list of circulating equipment is on the Equipment Quick Guide.
For information on workshops, an intro to the Audio Lab, or to ask a question, contact Caleb Hall, Music Technology and Digital Media Librarian, at email@example.com.
Please note that the Audio Lab is one room with two workstations. Both workstations are reservable, but if you are working on a recording project and need the room to yourself, be sure to book both workstations. Priority goes to those with reservations; walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, as space permits.
To book a station using mycard.mit.edu (MIT only):