Laboratories and studios
In this laboratory, thanks to a collection of sound materials, students conduct sound-material recording projects for composition and Foley in the framework of the creative sound recording course.
Mixed Music Laboratory
This laboratory allows students enrolled in composition and sound creation to conduct projects requiring physical production (wood, metal, microcontrollers, and so on) with performers and electronics (real-time, deferred-time processing). By way of a quadriphonic transmission system the work carried out in this laboratory primarily involves mixed music, augmented traditional instruments as well as performative sound installations. A piano is also available to students.
Multitrack studio and spatialization laboratory
In the Faculty of Music’s professional multitrack studio (Pro Tools), students (notably those in jazz combos) discover the rudiments of sound production and of studio techniques used in a professional setting.
The studio is complemented by a research laboratory allowing for the sound distribution through a device consisting of 32 independent loudspeakers in the shape of a dome, a valuable work tool for digital music and mixed composition.
This electroacoustic composition studio possesses a 16-speaker array in order to create works that explore the performance space. Tailor-made software, SpatGRIS, was created by the Groupe de recherche en immersion spatiale to enable three-dimensional spatial writing for each of the tracks in a sequencer.
Octophonic studio and video music laboratory
This studio for the composition of video music, used in the composing for the screen programs. as well as in digital music and mixed music, has a transmission system enabling octophonic sound and 5.1 as well as a screen allowing for visual feedback. Students can experiment here with the marriage between concrete music, electroacoustics or musical algorithms and experimental-video creation processes.
This hall, central to the Faculty, is devoted to research creation and allows for the presentation of sound installations and manifestations of performance art, besides playing host to creation residencies.
Video music laboratory (GRIV)
This laboratory allows for experimenting in new technological approaches in music (virtual reality, artificial intelligence) and in video (mapping, 3D). It is here that the GRIV (Groupe de recherche en immersion vidéo) operates.
Multiphonic studio (GRIS)
Acoustics laboratory (GRIP)
Learning studio, monitored drumming
In this studio it is possible to make a multitrack recording of a student’s performance during class time. This teaching method makes it possible to isolate certain features of the drummer’s playing so that teacher and student can accurately identify the strengths and weaknesses of the performance.
Learning studios, jazz combos
B-865, B-869, B-879
Three spaces equipped so that our many jazz combos can rehearse and record.