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Music Technology Resource Center

The MTRC provides students an environment to explore the core technology musicians need to know. Whether engraving a score or composing music, the MTRC provides the means of production. MTRC staff are there to assist with any questions you might have.


Request Assistance

Our employees are available both in person and online to assist our students and faculty. Request Help below and a staff member with respond within 24 hours. Sessions can be requested in the MTRC, via phone, or over Zoom.


Services and Software

The Music Technology Resource Center is FSU most complete offering of software and hardware relating to Music Notation, Audio Editing, Production and Mixing. Click below to browse our different options as well as ways to access some of this software off-campus as well.


Available Software

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Free to FSU Students/Faculty/Staff
Software How to Access
Office 365 Click to Access
Zoom Click to Access
SPSS Learn More
NVIVO Learn More
MTRC Software On-Site and FSU Virtual Lab Access
Software VLab MTRC
Office 365 Yes Yes
Zoom No No
Finale Yes Yes
Sibelius No Yes
Dorico No Yes
Dorico SE No Yes
SPSS Yes Yes
NVIVO Yes Yes
ProTools No Yes
Cubase No Yes
Audacity No Yes
Educational Pricing and Trials

A lot of software is available for free or at a discounted price for students. Also, a lot of software have fully functioning “demos” that allow you to use the software for a limited period of time without having to pay the purchase or subscription price for the program.

Software Cost Trial Length
Finale $99 30 Days
Sibelius $9.99/month or $99/year 30 Days
Dorico $66.99 30 Days
Dorico SE Free
Adobe Creative Cloud $19.99/month 7 Days
ProTools $9.99/month 30 Days
ProTools First Free
Cubase $69.99 30 Days
Audacity Free
Reaper $60 60 Days
Free Training Videos

As you look to learn more programs and expand your knowledge, in-depth tutorials of software can be found in LinkedIn Learning — a service available for free to students, faculty and staff through the my.fsu.edu portal.

Software Training Links
Office 365 Yes
Zoom Yes
SPSS Yes
NVIVO Yes
Adobe Creative Cloud Yes
ProTools Yes
ProTools First Yes
Cubase Yes
Audacity Yes
Reaper Yes
Finale Yes
Sibelius Yes
VLAB

The Vlab is FSU’s Virtual Lab, which allows you to run certain programs inside a web browser, without the need to install them. More information on that service and how to connect to it can be found at its.fsu.edu/myFSUVLab.

Resource Guides

Connecting a MIDI Keyboard As you look to learn more programs and expand your knowledge, in-depth tutorials of software can be found in LinkedIn Learning — a service available for free to students, faculty and staff through the my.fsu.edu portal. Learn more
Home Audio Setup Establishing a home setup can be daunting. For helpful tips on what to consider when setting up your home audio equipment, click here. Learn more
Online Lessons Teaching online doesn’t have to frustrating or poor quality. For tips on how to conduct helpful, safe lessons using Zoom, click here! Learn more
Finale in V-LAB FSU Faculty and students have access to various programs through the Virtual Lab. Click here for help on using Finale through V-Lab! Learn more
Online Auditions Using Microsoft Teams can be a great way to host your ensemble auditions online. Click here for a step-by-step guide on creating online auditions in Teams! Learn more
Using Zoom’s Music Mode Turing on Original Sound and Music Mode in Zoom will result in better audio quality. Click here to learn more! Learn more

MTRC Staff

Michael Strickland

  • Director of Information Technology
  • Adjunct Professor
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