Facilities

The Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois are home to six state-of-the-art multipurpose composition and production studios, and feature a diverse array of software and hardware. The studio computers include Logic Pro X, Reaper, SuperCollider, Komplete 11, Waves Diamond plug-ins, and a variety of other digital audio processing software platforms. Personal computers can be also easily hooked into the main system in any studio, for students who wish to use their own software. Studio hardware includes a Toft ATB 16 analog mixer, a Roland 100M voltage-controlled modular synthesizer, Yamaha DX7 and DX11 synthesizers, dozens of microphones, a large collection of outboard compressors, equalizers, and effects, lava lamps, and very comfy beanbag chairs.

Studio A is an analog/digital electroacoustic composition studio with a 4.1 surround system and nearfield monitoring pair. Studio A is the primary teaching space for recording courses and functions with Studio X as a control room/live room setup for recording engineering and production applications:

Studio A

 

Studio B is a stereo composition studio designed for instruction in the basics of electroacoustic music composition techniques, including analog/digital audio recording, editing and mixing, MIDI applications, analog modular synthesis, and digital signal processing:

Studio B

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

 

Studio D is a high-end analog/digital 8.1 surround studio with numerous advanced options for the realization of electroacoustic compositions and experimental projects of all kinds:

Studio D

Studio E is a stereo composition studio designed for instruction in the basics of electroacoustic music composition techniques, including analog/digital audio recording, editing and mixing, MIDI applications, and digital signal processing:

Studio E

Studio X is a 10.1 channel electroacoustic composition and diffusion studio and serves as the primary teaching/performance studio for advanced electroacoustic composition and programming courses. Studio X also serves as the live room for recording applications alongside Studio A, which serves as the control room:

Studio X