The Computer Music Studios of the University at Buffalo Department of Music strives 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.).
This production Studio has a single powerful IMAC running ProTools, and a variety of software programs for mixing and realization. The studio has a 9 channel Genelec system that can be configured as an 8 channel system, a 5.1 surround with subwoofer, and both quad and stereo configurations. Additionally, large B and W monitors are available for high end stereo mix comparisons. This studio is mainly used for final mix realizations and for 8 channel/5.1 surround mix simulations. Final presentations of works may be presented in 5.1 or 7.1 in the Baird 250 Auditorium on D and B surround speaker configurations, or in Lippes concert hall via Meyers 8.1 reinforcement systems during the June in Buffalo series, if students apply and are selected for participation.
Computer Music Studios
110 Slee Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
SUNY Distinguished Professor; Director, Morris Center for 21st-Century Music; Director, June in Buffalo Festival; Artistic Director, Slee Sinfonietta; Composition Unit Coordinator; Co-Director, UB Creative Arts Initiative; Birge-Cary Chair in Music Composition; Interim Director: Computer Music Studios
Department of Music
116 Slee Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0658