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Computer and Audio Facilities



The EMS Computer Music Project offers a UNIX-based time-sharing system for the teaching of computer music and acoustics, promoting research in computer sound analysis and synthesis, computer-assisted composition, music notation/printing, visualization of music, and scientific sonification.

The CMP has several multi-user workstation computers, including 8 Intel Pentium, Core, and Xeon workstations and a PowerMac G4. All computers are networked together and connected to Internet via ethernet. Each of the user rooms in CMP has a playback system consisting of a mixer, CD player, analog cassette deck, power amplifier, and a pair of loudspeakers. Open-reel tape and DAT recorders and a laser printer are also provided within CMP.

All of the CMP computers use Ubuntu 12.04 as their operating system (barring the Macintosh running OSX). Ubuntu provides an easy-to-use Xwindows interface running Canonical's custom Unity desktop. In addition to the GUI, all of the normal Linux/Unix utilities are available to the user at just a command line instruction away.

  • CMP Hardware - information about the hardware currently in use at CMP