Composition Department

Suggested minimum personal computer and software resources for music scoring majors.

The composition department has one dedicated state-of-the-art music scoring station that is a shared resource.  IU also has significant computing resources all over campus. Nevertheless, for an efficient workflow, music scoring majors should plan to come to IU with a computer and software package that allows for independent work away from the scoring station.

Computer recommendations

2018 Mac mini 3.2GHz 6-core i7 processor, 32-64 gig RAM, 1-2TB SSD, 10Gigabit Ethernet

or

Recent Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2.9 GHz 6-core i9 processor 32 gig RAM, 1-4TB SSD.

or

iMac 27" 4.2GHz 4-core i7 processor, 32-64GB RAM, 1-2TB SSD.

 

 

Software recommendations

Highly Recommended

Orchestral: Spitfire Symphony Complete or, Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition Core Bundle or, Orchestral Tools Berlin Series or, Project SAM Symphobia Series

Electronic: Spectrasonics Omnisphere or Native Instruments Komplete Standard

Audio Processing: Fabfilter Essentials Bundle*, iZotope Elements Suite* or iZotope Post-Production Suite, Soundtoys Bundle

*  Required for MUS-K 455/555: Synthestration

Recommended

Orchestral: Spitfire Albion One or, Project SAM Orchestral Essentials 1 & 2 or, Vienna Symphonic Libraries 1 & 2 or, Berlin Series Inspire 1 & 2 or, Native Instruments Symphony Series

ElectronicSpectrasonics Omnisphere or Native Instruments Komplete Standard

Audio Processing: Fabfilter Essentials Bundle*, iZotope Elements Suite*, Soundtoys Bundle

Minimum

Orchestral: East/West Composer Cloud or, Spitfire Masse, Project SAM Orchestral Essentials 1 or, Berlin Series Inspire 1,

Electronic: Native Instruments Komplete Select or Logic (stock library sounds)

Audio Processing: Fabfilter Essentials Bundle*, iZotope Elements Suite*

Contact Professor Groupé with any questions.