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UCM Electronic Composition Lab

Electronic Music Composition Lab

The UCM Electronic Music Composition Lab provides an opportunity for students to learn the basics of synthesis, sampling, and audio signals, as well as to compose music incoporating electronics in various ways. The wide variety of equipment and software in this lab allows students to experiment with different forms of synthesis and sampling and to advance their knowledge and experience with MIDI.  Advanced students use Max, SuperCollider, and other music programming environments to create synthesizers, processors, and compositions from the ground up.

Student composers use these facilities to work on their compositions, both electronic and traditional. The computer is equipped with notation and sequencing software, enabling a variety of compositional approaches. Following is a list of equipment in the electronic music composition lab.

Electronic Music Composition Lab

Apple Mac Pro

Software (selected examples)
Apple Logic Studio
Cycling ’74 Max/MSP

Keyboards/Tone Modules
Korg N5XR
Ensoniq EPS16
Ensoniq ESQ-1 and Roland D20

Analog Synthesizers
Moog Sonic Six
Moog custom modular (8 VCO modules, VCFs, VCAs, ring modulator, envelope follower, step sequencer, reverb, noise generators, etc.)

Mackie 24.8-bus

2 x Genelec 1031a
Tannoy PS350 subwoofer
2 x Alesis ProLinear 820+DSP
8 x JBL EON15G2

MOTU 2408 Mk III
MOTU MIDI Timepiece AV
Argosy Console Series 90 Mainframe
All cables by Monster Cable
Alesis ADAT BRC master controller for ADAT XT20s
Re'an 96-point TT patch bay
ProCo Switch Witch speaker selector


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