Facilities

The Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois are home to seven state-of-the-art multipurpose composition and production studios. Computer software includes Logic, Reaper, SuperCollider, Komplete, Waves, and a variety of other digital audio tools. Personal computers can be easily integrated into any studio, for students who wish to use their own software. Studio hardware includes a Roland 100M voltage-controlled modular synthesizer, a Buchla 200 synthesizer, Yamaha DX7 and DX11 synthesizers, dozens of microphones, a Toft ATB 32-channel analog mixer, 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

Studio Z is an Ambisonic studio for three-dimensional soundfield processing. This studio, currently in active development, features a 13-channel hemispherical configuration of Genelec speakers, a Genelec subwoofer, and a MOTU 24Ao audio interface.