The Electronic Music Studios (EMS) are comprised of two research laboratories: Studio A and Studio B. The rooms are set up in the style of traditional recording studios in order to facilitate a broad range of research including creative composition, recording experimentation, scientific investigation and acoustics studies.
EMS A has an API 1608 console in addition to Euphonix control surfaces to allow users to mix, match and adopt any combination of analog and digital workflow that suits their needs. Moreover, the studio is equipped with various analog and digital outboard gear as well as software plug-ins to aid users with their research. EMS A is not only good for musical endeavors, but it is also arranged in a manner that easily facilitates mixing audio to motion picture. The room has a centrally located 46'" inch display in addition to two 24" computer monitors that put the Digital Audio Workstation and motion picture controls at an arm's length away. Following technological trends in audio and video, the studio is set up in 5.1 surround sound allowing users to experiment in both stereo and surround domains when working on audio or video projects.
EMS B is a one-of-a-kind studio boasting the world's first 7.1/8.0 analog console. The center piece of the room is a 32 channel API Vision console that is set up for stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and 8.0 surround sound. At the push of a few buttons, users can hone their skills using traditional formats as well keep up with the latest trends such 7.1 blu-ray standard audio and cutting edge 8.0 electronic music composition. Users will also find that the studio is a great room for editing, mixing and mastering audio because of the dual fader console, onboard and outboard gear, software plug-ins and multiple sets of speakers. The API vision in EMS B has 2 layers of 32 faders each, 8 graphic equalizers, 24 parametric equalizers, and 32 compressors. Furthermore, the studio will contain a plethora of outboard analog and digital gear including an Eventide H8000fw and a TC Electronic System 6000 II with mastering and surround packages that features a 8.0 reverb program.
Both of these audio laboratories can be used together for expanded capabilities. Either EMS A or B can be used as a control while the other functions as a tracking space. This augmented functionality allows users to use the two rooms together for increased creative possibilities. The studios are state-of-the-art facilities that aim to serve the creative, experimental and research needs of the University community. Any member of the University community can be certified to use EMS A and B by taking the appropriately designated training courses. Please visit the Training section of our website for more information.