Computer Music Studios

General Information

Our electronic music studios provide extensive state-of-the-art facilities for music synthesis, electronic composition, film/video scoring, digital recording/ editing/ processing/ mixing, work with multimedia and telecommunications, and development of custom software and hardware.

Computer Music Lab (MB 2525)

The Computer Music Lab has audio equipment for computer-based composition, basic sound synthesis and sound design. The lab is the primary studio for music students who work primarily with processed and sample-based sound. It serves as a classroom for various introductory music technology courses.

MB 2525 is equipped with 21 DAWs, and a teacher station. The room also serves as the main lounge for students in the music department.

Synthesis & Recording Studio (MB 2508)

The Synthesis Lab has audio equipment for computer-based composition, audio recording, sound synthesis and design. It is the primary studio for upper division and graduate music composition majors. 

MB 2508 is equipped with 4 DAWs, a modular synth station (which connects to our very own Buchla!), and an audio recording station connected to a recording booth for sampling projects.

Studio Director: Inés Thiebaut


MB2525 Specific Rules

  1. DO NOT log out from the computers. Once you are done, just walk away. If for some reason you find a computer with the login screen, just restart it - it will log you in automatically.
  2. DO NOT unplug the headphone adapters in the back of the computers - the small headphone jacks are very fragile and are very expensive to repair. Please use the headphones provided.
  3. The computers get wiped every few weeks, so please don't store any personal files and expect them to be there the next time you use the studio. Please backup all of your work in a portable storage device or upload to your google drive.

Common Sense Rules

  1. Do not under any circumstances remove any equipment from the studios without permission from the Studio Director. This includes microphones, cables, keyboards, etc.
  2. Do not move gear from one studio to another.
  3. Do not unplug any of the studio connections under any circumstances.
  4. Do not store your own gear or project materials in any of the studios. Any extraneous gear including amps, instruments, electronics, etc will be placed in the hallway.
  5. If something breaks, please tell the Studio Director or a Studio Assistant immediately. We would much rather hear it from you than find out on our own.
  6. Please make sure the studio is secure when you leave. Do not leave unauthorized people in the studios under any circumstances. You are responsible for any actions that might go down during and sometimes even after your studio time.