Multimedia arts technology production studio
Electronic music lab
Western Michigan University has a state of the art creative space for students to realize projects involving digital media. MAT students work in the lab during Electronic Music Seminar, which is part of their degree program. Students learn about the skills necessary to complete projects that involve digital audio software including electroacoustic concert music, video game music, movie music, sound design, installations and multimedia works.
There are two audio workstations, one of which is a desktop and the other a laptop. The stations are equipped with Logic, Live, Pro Tools, Max/MSP, Native Instruments Komplete, Peak, Altiverb, Sibelius, iZotope Iris, and a variety of shareware plug-ins and standalone applications. Each station has an external audio sound card, mixer, microphones, MIDI keyboard and studio monitors.
There are also two multimedia workstations. These stations are equipped with Logic, Live, Max/MSP, Peak, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Aftereffects, Dreamweaver and a variety of shareware. Each station also has an external audio sound card, MIDI keyboard, and headphones.
KLOrk, the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra, is a performing ensemble in which the musical instruments are laptops loaded with all kinds of sounds. We create new types of instruments using programming languages called ChucK and Max and then use every bit of the laptop to play them: the keyboard, the trackpad, the internal mic, the built-in webcam, game controllers, even tilting the whole thing side-to-side. KLOrk has a mobile station with 20 laptops, 20 tablets, and a variety of gestural controllers.
Multimedia arts technology lab
Music computer lab