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Bundle for Electronic Music Production (EMP)
Students in the Electronic Music Production Program (EMP) are required to have:
- MacBook Pro with the following minimum system requirements: 13” MacBook Pro with 8GB memory and 256GB HD (512GB HD recommended)
- ProTools 12 (Subscription OR Perpetual License)
- Melodyne Assistant 4 Student
- Native Instruments Komplete 11
- Ableton Suite 9
- Serum, which can be rented for the months it is required
- Sylenth, which can be rented for the months it is required
Recommended but optional software:
- Logic Pro X
- Antares Autotune 8 Student
- Massey DRT, which is available directly from
View the complete Admission Requirements at
The following materials are supplied by Nimbus as part of your fees. You may, however, opt to upgrade these items for an additional cost. These options are provided below.
- Sennheiser HD 280 Headphones - upgrade to HD 380 Headphones for an additional cost
- 2 x 1TB External Hard Drive (5400RPM) - upgrade to 7200RPM hard drives for an additional cost
All orders will be available for pickup on the first day of class.
Please indicate if you already have an appropriate laptop or select one of the configurations below.
Availability is subject to change without notice.
Already have laptop that meets the minimum requirements
Apple 13" MacBook Pro “Good” - 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Iris Plus 640 Graphics, Two Thunderbolt3 Ports, PART MPXT2LL/A [MBP13I52.3G8G256NIM] [+$1,909.00]
Apple 13" MacBook Pro “Better” - 3.1GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Plus 650 Graphics, Four Thunderbolt3 Ports, PART MPXW2LL/A [MBP13I53.1G8G512NIM] [+$2,509.00]
Apple 15" MacBook Pro “Better” - 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Radeon Pro 555 2GB Graphics, Four Thunderbolt3 Ports, PART MPTR2LL/A [MBP15I72.8G16G256NIM] [+$2,999.00]
Apple 15" MacBook Pro “Best” - 2.9GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Radeon Pro 560 4GB Graphics, Four Thunderbolt3 Ports, PART MPTT2LL/A [MBP15I72.9G16G512NIM] [+$3,429.00]
Apple Care is strongly recommended. Please make a selection below.
AppleCare is not required
AppleCare Protection Plan for 13" MacBook Pro 3-year Auto-Enrollment, PART S2520C/A [APPLECAREMBP13"NIM] [+$251.00]
AppleCare Protection Plan for 15” MacBook Pro 3-year Auto-Enrollment, PART S2521C/A [APPLECAREMBP15"NIM] [+$337.00]
Optional Adapters to allow connectivity between the new Type C connectors and any existing hard drives, audio interfaces and outboard wired keyboards and mice.
Apple USB-C to USB Adapter, PART MJ1M2AM/A [USB-C-USBADAPTERNIM] [+$25.00]
Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable (1M), PART MK0X2AM/A [USB-C-LIGHTINGNIM] [+$49.00]
Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, PART MJ1K2AM/A [USB-C-DIGITALAVNIM] [+$89.00]
Apple Thunderbolt3 to Thunderbolt2 Adapter, PART MMEL2AM/A [THUNDERBOLT3TO2NIM] [+$59.00]
StarTech 4-Port USB-C Hub -- USB-C to 1x USB-C and 3x USB-A 3.0, PART HB30C3A1CFB [4-PORT-USB-C-HUBNIM] [+$59.00]
The following software is mandatory for the EMP program.
Already have all required software
Celemony Melodyne Assistant 4 Student PART 1035-674 [MELODYNEASSIST4NIM] [+$249.00]
Ableton Suite 9 Part [ABLETONSUITE9STUELEC] [+$539.00]
Native Instruments Komplete 11, PART NI-24173 [KOMPLETE11NIM] [+$780.00]
Avid ProTools is manadatory software for the EMP Program. Please select your purchase option below.
Already have a license for Pro Tools
Avid Pro Tools Software Student Version 1 Year Subscription PART 9935-65903-00 [PTSOFTSUBEDU] [+$130.00]
Avid Pro Tools Software Student Version Perpetual PART 9935-65896-00 [PTSOFTEDUST] [+$390.00]
Recommended, but optional, software
I do not wish to purchase the recommended software
Antares Autotune 8 Student, PART 1143-21 [AUTOTUNE8NATNIM] [+$325.00]
Optional available upgrades for any of the supplied materials referenced above.
No optional upgrades selected at this time
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface [SCARLETT2I2MKIIEDU] [+$185.00]
Kensington Expert Mouse Pro Tools Trackball, PART 64325 [EXPERTMOUSE-64325] [+$125.00]
32GB Verbatim USB Flash Drive PART# 97408 [32GBUSBBLUE] [+$19.00]
128GB Verbatim USB Flash Drive PART# 98659 [128GBUSBBLUE] [+$85.00]
G-Technology 1TB GDRIVE - evRaw - 7200RPM USB3 Upgrade PART 0G04101 [1000GB-GDRIVEEVRAW] [+$145.00]
G-Technology 2TB GDRIVE - evRaw - 5400RPM USB3 Upgrade PART 0G05190 [2000GB-GDRIVERAW] [+$189.00]
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones are included in your student fees. Upgrade to HD 380 Pro headphones and enjoy brighter highs and deeper bass at louder volumes but with a lighter overall weight for only the difference in price between models.
I am happy with the HD 280 Pro headphones. PART 506845 [HD280PRONIM]
I would like to upgrade to the HD 380 Pro headphones. PART 502717 [HD380PRONIM+HD380PROGC] [+$72.00]
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