Studio FLATThe Computer Music studio at the Marcel A.Desaultels Faculty of Music is called Studio FLAT. The studio has two purposes: it provides a facility for research in computer music, and it is a production studio for new music involving computer technology.
Composition students take three courses in the studio. These courses provide students with basic knowledge and craft in three areas of computer music: Electro-acoustic Music, Live-electronic Music and Computer Assisted Composition. After completing the courses, students have the option to work more deeply in computer music topics of personal interest.
Concerts featuring computer music are a regular part of the activities in the studio. Student concerts serve as a part of the examination for each course. The research activities pursued by faculty members result in new music that is performed worldwide.
Studio FLAT is Macintosh based (a MacPro with 2 quad-core Nelham processors) and has an 8.1 Genelec loudspeaker setup. The audio workstation is built around Digital Performer and Logic Pro software and two Euphonix control surfaces. Audio processing is done through plug-ins: Solid State Logic/Duende, Waves Gold, Altiverb XL and others. Other software that is supported in the studio includes Max/msp/jitter, Reaktor, Soundsoap pro and PatchWork GL. The studio also has a Yamaha 01V96 mixer for sound diffusion.
For more information, see the Studio FLAT homepage, or contact the studio director Örjan Sandred.