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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

BSMT Technical Requirements

Music Technology and Music Therapy Majors in the Department of Music and Arts Technology are required to have core technology elements prior to enrollment in the course sequence of their major.  The specific requirements vary between the two programs based on the curricular needs of each degree.  If a student is double-majoring, they are expected to have all of the requirements for each program.

The Department of Music and Arts Technology deems these purchases vital to the instruction of curriculum, just as textbooks would be in other programs. Below are the specific required brands of equipment to purchase as determined by the Technology Enhancement Committee. If you have any questions on the requirements, please contact our Music Technology Coordinator Chris Dobbs at dobbs@iupui.edu

 

Music Technology Majors
Laptop - Students should have a Mac or PC laptop with equivalent or higher specifications to the following:
Mac – OS 12.12 or higher, 3.0 gHz or higher i5/i7, 8gb of RAM, 512 internal storage.  Macbook Pro 15 recommended
PC – OS Windows 10 or higher, 3.0 gHz or higher i5/i7, 8gb of RAM, 512 internal storage.  PC Audio Labs recommended

Digital Audio Workstations
Ableton Live 10 Suite
Pro Tools - required for 2 semesters in MUS-A142 and MUS-A232, which typically occurs in a student’s 2nd and 3rd semester in the program.  Subscription pricing is available from Avid.
 
Audio Interface
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
 
MIDI Interface
Arturia Minilab mkII
 
Closed Back Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
 
Open Back Headphones
Sennheiser HD650 - required for students starting with MUS-A231 and MUS-A232, which typically occur in a student’s 3rd semester in the program.
 
Mic
Shure SM57 with a 20ft XLR cable
 
 
 
Music Therapy Majors
Laptop - Students should have a Mac or PC laptop with equivalent or higher specifications to the following:
Mac – OS 12.12 or higher, 3.0 gHz or higher i5/i7, 8gb of RAM, 512 internal storage.  Macbook Pro 15 recommended
PC – OS Windows 10 or higher, 3.0 gHz or higher i5/i7, 8gb of RAM, 512 internal storage.  ADK 15 inch recommended
 
Digital Audio Workstations
Ableton Live 10 Standard
 
Pro Tools - required for 1 semesters in MUS-A142, which typically occurs in a student’s 2nd semester in the program.  Subscription pricing is available from Avid
 
Audio Interface
Zoom H2
 
MIDI Interface
Arturia Minilab mkII
 
Closed Back Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
 
Acoustic Guitar
Music Therapy Majors are required to have an acoustic guitar.  It is recommended that this guitar be properly sized for the player and have a durable finish that is capable of interaction with germicidal wipes.  Please contact Chris Dobbs at dobbs@iupui.edu if you have questions or would like specific recommendations.