Dimensions Lab

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The Dimensions Lab provides computing resources and media creation tools to WSU students, staff, faculty, and community members for projects in the fields of media, art, music, engineering, computer science and physics. The lab is located on the first floor of the Holland Library near the Terrell Library elevators.

Hardware Resources

  • 10 powerful media creation workstations
    • Windows 10
    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5950X 16-Core, 32-Thread 4.9GHz Turbo
    • RAM: 64GB DDR4 RAM
    • Video Card: Nvidia RTX 3080 10GB
    • Each equipped with:
      • Audient iD4 2-channel Audio Interface
      • Headphones
      • 27″ 4K UHD BenQ Monitor (model PD2705)
    • One workstation includes scanner
    • Audio Workstation includes MIDI Keyboard (Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25) and additional software: Ableton Live 11 and Max 8.
    • Please note that one workstation is located in 3D Scanning Room
  • 4 Mac Minis
    • Each equipped with:
      • Dell 27” Monitor (model U2719D)
  • Audio Lab (by reservation only)
    • View the Audio Lab Manual to learn more about the lab (updated January 2023)
      • Audio Lab media creation workstation
      • Windows 10
      • CPU: Intel Core i9 7920X 12-Core, 24-Thread 4.3GHz Turbo
      • RAM: 112GB DDR4 RAM –
      • Video Card: NVIDIA 2080 TI graphics card
      • Whisper Room and computer equipped with:
      • 2x 27″ 4K UHD BenQ Monitors (model PD2705)
      • Thunderbolt 3 dock
      • Additional software: Ableton Live 11, FL Studio, Max 8, Davinci Resolve Studio
      • Motu 828es audio interface
      • 2x Audio-Technica AT4033a condenser microphone (w/ stand, shock mount and windscreen)
      • Novation 61SL MIDI Keyboard
      • Nektar Panorama P1 mixer/controller
      • 4x JBL 305P 5″ monitors
      • Davinci Resolve Studio controller with Jog/Shuttle wheel
      • Art Voice Channel Tube Strip
  • 3D Scanning Room – Available during Fall and Spring semester during staffed hours, or over Summer by appointment (email inquiries at: libraries.helpdesk@wsu.edu)
    • View the 3D Scanning Tutorial to learn more about the setup
      • Powerful media creation workstation
      • Windows 10
      • 3x DLSR cameras with tripods
      • Motorized turntable – ideal for objects up to 20″ X 20″ X 20″ in size
      • 3x LED light kit
      • Additional software: Digicam Control 2
WSU Libraries Dimensions Lab Audio Lab

Software List

SoftwareWindows 10macOSDescription
Google ChromeXXbrowser
Adobe Creative CloudXXgraphics, video, audio, web
Microsoft OfficeXn/adocument/spreadsheet editor
3DS MaxXn/a3D modeling, rendering
MayaXn/a3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering
MudboxXn/a3D digital painting and sculpting
RXn/astatistical computing, graphics
PraatXXanalysis, synthesis/manipulate speech
BlenderXX3D creation
SuperColliderXXrealtime audio synthesis and algorithmic composition
ArcMapXn/aArcGIS geographic information system
QGISXXopen source geographic information system
NVDAXXscreen reader
VLCXXmedia player
HandbrakeXXvideo transcoder
ReaperXXdigital audio workstation
Reality CaptureXn/a3D scanning software
SPSSXXstatistical analysis platform
NI Komplete 12XXsound production suite


The Dimensions Lab is available during open library hours. For Fall Semester (2023) student staff are available to help during the following times when the Libraries are open:

Monday: 1-5p
Tuesday: 2-5p
Wednesday: 1-5p
Thursday: 1-5p
Friday: 1-5p

Dimensions Lab Assistants are available to assist students with lab technology, reservations and to troubleshoot/report issues. There is a sign in the lab that indicates “Staff Available” when Lab assistants are working a shift. Please be aware that student-staff schedules are subject to change at a moment’s notice.