Computer Music Studio - NIU - School of Music

Areas of Study


NIU Computer Music Studio

The impetus of NIUCMS is technology-based musical experimentation, composition, and research. NIUCMS is supported by a multitude of technological, creative environments.  The studios are comprised of a beginning synthesis/sound design lab (ECMS I) which supports initial studies and creative experimentation with digital audio and computer-music programming; an advanced, 8-channel, optical computer-music composition/performance lab (ECMS II) driven by Macintosh/Protools/MAXMSP hardware and software; and an 8-channel digital sound design/mastering studio (The Annex) centered around Macintosh/Protools/Command8/mastering suite systems.  The Annex is designed to provide an environment tailored for a more intimate sound design/mastering need.