Level Up

Celebrate Black History Month in Level Up!

February is Black History Month and MCPL would love to hear from you! Come into Level Up’s video production studio and create a short video on what Black History Month means to you. 

Videos should be five minutes or less in length. Please submit videos to Level Up staff by March 11th. Submissions will be compiled together as a special MCPL Black History Month video project.

As a gift for participating, video makers will receive a small token of appreciation. This opportunity is open for all ages. 

Let your voice be heard!

February Level Up Highlight - Guitars!

Level Up now has three guitars for use in the audio studios:

  • Spector Performer bass guitar
  • Squire Stratocaster electric guitar
  • Ibanez Artwood acoustic guitar

These guitars are available to check out during your reserved studio session and can be used in combination with the awesome amp design plug-ins in Logic Pro X, Reason 8, Ableton Live 9, and Pro Tools 12!


January Level Up Highlight - ProTools 12

Level Up now has Pro Tools 12! A long-time industry standard, Pro Tools offers all the features needed to create professional projects. 

(note: be sure to see a staff member to check out the iLok hub, required to run Pro Tools.)




Avid Pro Tools website

Lynda.com Protools 12 Essential Training (All library patrons have free access to Lynda.com)

Introducing Protools 12 Avid YouTube video

November Level Up Highlight - Lynda.com is FREE for you!


Lynda.com, one of the world's leading online learning platforms, is now available to Library cardholders free of charge.

There are thousands of hours of tutorials on hundreds of subjects and softwares, including all of the programs available in Level Up.

It’s easy to get started—just set up your lynda.com account through the Library's subscription and start learning. Sign up here

October Level Up Highlight - Final Cut Pro X!

Final Cut Pro X is a powerful, flexible video editor commonly used by industry professionals. With it's "magnetic timeline," Final Cut allows for quick editing with no risk of leaving gaps or creating audio/video synch issues. In addition to all standard video editing features, it has new features like 3D text capability and enhanced masking effects. Whether you're new to editing, an iMovie user ready to take a step forward, or a seasoned editor, Final Cut Pro X will provide you with all the tools necessary to create a high quality project.

Final Cut Pro X is available on computer workstations 1 and 2 in Level Up.


Apple Website

Youtube Final Cut Pro X Tutorial 

Level Up Highlight for September - Electronic Drums!

We're happy to announce the addition of a shiny new electronic drum set to the Audio Production Studio 2 roster. This kit is so fun to play! Check out the information below, then book the studio and come check it out!


The Roland TD-11K is an electronic drum kit with a natural feel and sound. A large, editable sound library is available featuring many different distinct genre-inspired sounds. It can be used with the drum kit sounds contained in the module itself, or it can act as a MIDI controller, triggering drum samples in programs like Logic Pro X. 

TD-11K Overview Video