All Recording Arts students are required to have a laptop computer and Pro Tools 11 in their second semester, when they enroll in A102. The computer and software will be used in classroom and lab instruction and for individual projects for the duration of the student's studies.
We support both Macintosh and PC laptops. Our facilities have both platforms and students will regularly use both in their classroom and production work, so we have no specific preference for one or the other.
Indiana University has significant wireless coverage campuswide, so we recommend that each computer be equipped with a wireless card. Additionally, IU offers quite a bit of software and hardware at reduced price through special agreement with manufacturers. Check out IUware online and the Computer Buying Guide before you make any purchases.
Please contact us with any questions regarding computer requirements.