Studio 2 (Electronic Music Lab)

Studio 2 is a creative environment where students can experiment with an array of electronic hardware and software devices designed to enable innovation in electronic music composition and sound design.

There is an 8 channel diamond formation ceiling hung speaker array plus sub woofer, which can easily be configured to work in 5.1 and 7.1 Dolby surround for those wishing to gain experience composing and mixing music for film and TV.

The room houses a Yamaha Diskclavier piano for performance analysis and a suite of experimental electronic synthesis hardware for ‘hands on’ sound design.  The computer workstation runs Logic Pro, Max/MSP, Sibelius 7 and Ableton Live 9 plus a host of other sound design, synthesis and analysis tools.

To gain access, new users must first attend a short (1 hour) induction session with the Studio Manager. Bookings can then be made via the Studio Booking Portal:

https://oxfordmusicfacultystudios.skedda.com/booking

Hardware

  • Apple Mac Pro (2014 model)
  • Apollo 8 UAD audio interface
  • 8 x Neumann KH120A monitors with KH810 active sub woofer
  • Coleman Audio SR7.1 surround sound array controller
  • Yamaha upright Diskclavier piano plus hardware interface (MIDI in and out capability)
  • Ableton Push Controller
  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 controller keyboard
  • Various Eurorack format synthesis modules (MakeNoise, Doepfer, Expert Sleepers, Synthesis Technology)
  • Arturia Beat Step Pro – sequencer and MIDI controller
  • Arturia Minibrute synth
  • Korg Volcabeats drum machine
  • Eventide Space hardware reverb
  • Eventide Timefactor hardware delay
  • Eventide Pitchfactor hardware harmonizer
  • Soundcraft M12 Mixer
  • Sennhesiser HD 280 pro Headphones (4)
  • AKG K271 MkII Headphones

Software

  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Apple Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite (with maxforlive)
  • Max 8
  • Melodyne Studio 4
  • IRCAM Audiosculpt
  • IRCAM ‘Spat’ multichannel spatialisation tools
  • IRCAM ‘Catart’ granular synthesis platform
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10
  • Eventide H3000
  • Sibelius 8
  • Soundloom
  • Soundhack plugins
  • Waves Sound Design Suite Plugins