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Centre for Music and Science


The purpose-built CMS building houses two Studios, a Computer Room, and a Research Room.


The Faculty operates a full-equipped studio within our Centre for Music and Science for use by staff and students at all levels with induction and support provided by the CMS Technical Specialist, Dr Myles Eastwood (mjfe2).

The facility comprises two isolated spaces, Studios 1 and 2, which can be booked for any audio-related activity, from multitrack recording and electronic composition to psychology experiments and deep listening.

A wide selection of capable software, high-quality playback systems (in stereo and various surround configurations), and numerous bits of hardware ranging from user-friendly portable recorders to industry-standard microphones. 

The two Studios can be booked together and patched into each other in a traditional control room/studio configuration, as well as patched into the Concert Hall and Recital Room depending on the user's needs. For electroacoustic composers the 8-channel playback rig in Studio 1 mirrors the 8-channel system recently installed in the Recital Room.

Studio 1


Studio 2


Computer Room

The Computer Room contains 11 Apple iMacs, each with a MIDI keyboard. Each iMac runs Sibelius, Microsoft Office and Logic Pro, as well as a wide range of freeware.


Research Room

The Research Room contains a collection of additional Windows and Macintosh machines running a variety of specialist software for audio analysis, video editing, composition, and architectural acoustic simulation. It also contains a sound-proofed booth for running auditory experiments.

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Latest news

Claire Brillon to start funded PhD at McGill University

8 April 2024

We are proud to share that Claire Brillon, recent CMS MPhil student (2022-23), will be starting a funded PhD later this year at McGill University. Claire hopes to study the emotions of timbre, and will be perfectly located to do so with Stephen McAdams and Marcelo Wanderley. Congratulations Claire!

Lottie Anstee to start funded PhD at Goldsmiths College

21 February 2024

We are very pleased to hear that Lottie Anstee, recent undergraduate student at the Centre for Music and Science (2021-22), has just received a PhD scholarship from Goldsmiths, University of London. Lottie will be starting the PhD in September, working with Lauren Stewart and Katie Rose Sanfilippo. The project concerns...