Facilities

The Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois are home to six state-of-the-art audio production studios, each dedicated to producing and editing high quality electroacoustic music in a specific playback environment.

Studio A

Studio A

Studio A is a 5.1 surround sound professional analog/digital studio designed for the realization of electroacoustic compositions. Software and hardware tools include:

  • Avid Pro Tools & Logic Pro X
  • SuperCollider
  • Komplete 11 & GRM Tools
  • Digidesign 002R interface
  • Novation 49SL MkII keyboard controller
  • Kurzweil K2000 programmable synthesizer
  • Buchla 200 stereo comb filter module
  • Soundcraft LX7 analog mixer
  • numerous outboard analog equalizers, noise gates, and effects
  • 4 JBL 4312 passive studio monitors & 1 M-Audio BX8 active studio monitor

Studio B

Studio B

Studio B is a stereo production studio designed for instruction in the basics of electroacoustic music composition techniques, including analog/digital audio recording and editing, MIDI, synthesis, sound processing, and mixing. Software and hardware tools include:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Komplete 11
  • MOTU 828 interface
  • Roland 100M voltage-controlled modular synthesizer
  • Yamaha DX11 digitally programmable synthesizer
  • Theremin
  • 2 Technics RS-1500 stereo tape decks
  • T.C. Electronics M350 digital reverb
  • Samson L2400 analog mixer
  • 2 JBL PRX400 studio monitors

Studio C

Studio C

Studio C is a smaller 5.1 surround sound studio designed for auxillary electroacoustic composition/sound design and general editing work. Software and hardware tools include:

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • SuperCollider
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 interface
  • Kurzweil K2000 programmable synthesizer
  • Mackie 1604VLZ4 analog mixer
  • 2 Grafyx SP and 3 M-Audio BX8 studio monitors

Studio D

Studio D

Studio D is a professional quality 8.1 channel studio with numerous advanced options for the realization of electroacoustic compositions. Software and hardware tools include:

  • Avid Pro Tools & Logic Pro X
  • SuperCollider
  • Kyma
  • Komplete 11
  • GRM Tools
  • Digidesign 003 interface
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 interface
  • Novation SL MkII keyboard controller
  • Kurzweil K2500 programmable synthesizer
  • Toft ATB16 analog mixer
  • numerous outboard analog equalizers, noise gates, and effects
  • 8 JBL 4312 passive studio monitors

Studio E

Studio E

Studio E is a stereo production studio designed for instruction in basic electroacoustic techniques and auxiliary editing and composition work. Software and hardware tools include:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Komplete 11
  • MOTU 828 interface
  • Yamaha DX7 programmable synthesizer
  • 2 Technics RS-1500 stereo tape decks
  • T.C. Electronics M350 digital reverb
  • Mackie CR1604 analog mixer
  • 2 JBL 4313B studio monitors

Studio X

Studio X

Studio X is a 10.1 channel diffusion studio and serves as the primary teaching/performance studio. Software and hardware tools include:

  • Avid Pro Tools & Logic Pro X
  • SuperCollider
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 interface
  • Yamaha D8B 72-channel digital mixer
  • Sharp 60-inch LED monitor
  • 8 Yamaha Waveforce studio monitors
  • 2 Avantgarde acoustic horn monitors
  • 4 extremely comfortable beanbag chairs