Computer Music Studios

The Computer Music Studios of the University at Buffalo Department of Music strive to offer students knowledge and tools allowing them to work independently on research and compositional projects, including algorithmic instrumental compositions, electroacoustic/tape pieces, works involving real-time interaction, and multi-media works which make use of specialized controllers, video, dancers and more.

Courses are taught in ProTools, Ableton Live, LOGIC, the Max/MSP/Jitter~ environment, Pd, C-sound, REAPER and a variety of other software is also available and widely supported. Fundamental concepts of psychoacoustics, acoustics, digital signal processing, computer science, digital audio theory, and electronic music history are covered.  The main production studio has a nine speaker (plus subwoofer) Genelec system that can quickly be reconfigured via software (5:1, octaphonic, quadraphonic, etc.).  

The Studios

Studio B: Faculty/PhD composition student final production studio Studio C: Primary Graduate Studio Music Tech lab B33

Baird B33: Undergraduate Lab

This is the primary teaching lab for undergraduate courses in computer music. Software includes Max/Msp, Reaper, and entry-level versions of ProTools. The computers in the lab are linked on an internal network allowing the instructor to set up examples and lessons for all machines from the primary computer.


Computer Music Studios
110 Slee Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-2765

Christopher Jacobs

Director of Music Technology

Department of Music

B2 Slee Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0660; Fax: (716) 645-3824