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Centre for Music and Science


The purpose-built CMS building houses a fully equipped recording studio, computer room and research room.

Recording Studio

The CMS Recording Studio comprises a Control Room and Recording Room, both of which contain analogue and digital connections to West Road Concert Hall and the Faculty's Recital Room. The Studio is acoustically treated and isolated. Hardware includes Neumann, AKG and DPA microphones, RME preamps and converters and a Mac Pro and iMac running current versions of Reaper, Logic and Pro Tools Native. There is also a portable MADI rig that takes advantage of the building's fibre optic infrastructure and allows multitrack recordings of performances to be captured in the highest quality.


Computer Room

The Computer Room contains eight Apple iMacs, each with a MIDI keyboard. All Apple computers run Sibelius, Microsoft Office and Pro Tools LE. Four PCs run Sibelius and Microsoft Office. with this one: The Computer Room is largely  Apple iMacs, each with a MIDI keyboard, all running Sibelius, Microsoft Office and Pro Tools LE, and a wide range of freeware.



Research Room

Used by post-graduate researchers, the Research Room contains some highly specialised hardware and software. Facilities include an audio/HD video workstation running Pro Tools LE and The Observer XT, a sound booth providing a quiet location for experiments and SuperLab stimulus presentation software. Other software includes Matlab, SPSS, IRCAM Forumnet, HLSYN and wide range of freeware including Sonic Visualiser, Praat, Wavesurfer, STRAIGHT etc.