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The Music Program has state-of-the-art facilities used by its majors and by the community at large. The facilities support a myriad of projects, ranging from professional-quality studio recordings to highly advanced multimedia works using multichannel audio, high-definition video, and theatrical lighting.
The facilities are centered around three main spaces.
- Recording Studio
- Innovation Studio
- Composition Room
Located in the Arts Center, the Music Program's state-of-the-art recording studio features:
- 24 channel SSL analog console
- multiple leading analog audio effects and processors
- complete HD digital Pro Tools system
- collection of audio plugins, video systems, and various other professional tools
Using the tools available in the studio, students develop their listening and practical skills to better understand the fundamental and advanced techniques of the audio engineering industry.
The space also serves as a creative playground where students and faculty are encouraged to explore their artistic expression by making use of the tools and technology at hand.
The Innovation Studio is designed as hub for the convergence of different art forms and media, oriented for the development of innovative solutions for interactive performance, installations, film and theatrical design. The space contains:
- several projection surfaces
- theatrical lighting
- baby grand Disklavier piano
- continuum fingerboard
- Kyma system, integrated in a 16- to 24- channel MeyerSound speaker system that can be controlled by Pro Tools or Max/Pd
- wealth of state-of-the-art plugins for Ambisonic and multi-channel diffusion
The main computer and controls to the room sit on a movable platform so that the work post can be set at any place in the room according to a project’s specific needs.
The Innovation studio can also be configured as a performance space for the showcase of work to small audiences. The space is open to the NYUAD community and other artists for residencies to develop work that fosters non-trivial approaches to artistic creation in the digital domain.
The composition room is designed to support work in composition, film scoring, and sound design. The studio is configured in 5.1 to support surround sound. It has several synthesisers (including analog modular synths) and a wealth of software instruments and effects plug-in libraries to support the realization of work according to the highest professional standards.