The CEDS Lab boasts 6 modern Mac workstations that are connected to the College network. All machines run Pro Tools and Max/MSP through the latest version of Digidesign. All workstations are connected to at least one synthesizer, a MIDI keyboard, a 16 channel digital mixing board, and a pair of high-quality studio monitors (loudspeakers). CD duplicating and printing equipment is available.
We teach on the Roland XV-5050 synthesizer, a powerful, fully programmable, multi-timbral synth. We have many other synthesizers, samplers, and effects processors available, as well as a variety of microphones appropriate for recording a wide variety of sources.
Pro Tools is the industry standard in multi-track recording and editing. Our Digidesign hardware is high quality, offering crystal clear sound on 8 inputs and 8 outputs.
Max/MSP is a graphical programming environment for audio projects. It works with both audio data and MIDI, allowing for it to be used to build and implement a wide variety of ideas, projects, and tools, ranging from digitally constructing a dynamic range compressor, to creating an entirely new and customizable digital instrument. Max/MSP is much easier to learn and work with than a lower level programming language such as C++ or even Java. Much more about Max/MSP is available from Cycling 74.
Sibelius is a musical notation program, allowing a high level of customization over musical scores, which is fully integrated into Pro Tools.
Department of Music
Cummings Arts Center
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Terry Wisniewski, Dept. Assistant