Studio 2 (Electronic Music Lab)

Studio 2 is a creative environment where music faculty 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 octaphonic (diamond formation) ceiling hung speaker array plus sub woofer

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 8 and Ableton Live 10 plus a host of other sound design, synthesis and analysis tools.

To gain access, you must be a member of the Oxford Music Faculty. 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:


  • Apple Mac Studio
  • Apollo 8 UAD audio interface
  • 8 x Neumann KH120A monitors with KH810 active sub woofer (Octaphonic ring)
  • Coleman Audio SR7.1 surround sound array controller
  • Modular Synthesizer (Eurorack)
  • SOMA Pulsar-23 drum machine
  • SSL 'Big 6' analogue mixer and USB interface
  • 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
  • Eventide Timefactor hardware delay
  • Eventide Pitchfactor hardware harmonizer
  • Sennhesiser HD 280 pro Headphones (4)
  • AKG K271 MkII Headphones


  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Apple Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live 11 Suite
  • Max 8
  • GRM Tools Complete II
  • Eventide H3000
  • Sibelius 8