Electronic Music Labs

Electronic music labs are housed in Gibson Hall and Studzinski Hall, where students can do recording, audio production, interactive media, sound design, and multi-channel mixing as part of the Electronic Music or Audio Recording Techniques courses, or for independent studies.

Studzinski Recital Hall is outfitted with an up-to-date digital audio workstation. This professional workstation is used in recording and mixing labs by students enrolled in Bowdoin's Audio Recording Techniques course.

Studzinski Studio Features:
  • Avid Pro Tools HD and Logic Pro X software
  • 24 channels of Focusrite inputs
  • A range of microphones
Sam Pollack

Gibson Hall houses a research and project studio for electro-acoustic music. 

The lab supports courses in electronic music, computer composition, and interactive media; the space is also available for independent projects to students who have completed one of these courses. Some past student projects include: composing a soundtrack for an independent video; producing a CD of original pop songs; developing melody recognition algorithms using hidden Markov models; writing a work for electronic sound with orchestra; and producing a documentary webcast for public radio. This is the ideal work-space for research and creative experiments in music technology.   

Gibson Studio Features:
  • An eight-channel audio interface
  • Four monitors
  • Four channel microphone pre-amp
  • A 16x4x2 mixing console
  • An ARP 2600 synthesizer
  • A number of professional microphones
  • Arduino microprocessors
  • Wii remotes
  • Kinect camera
  • Leap Motion controller
  • Various MIDI controllers
Isabel Udell