Facilities - Music Technology
Montana State Transmedia and Electroacoustic Realization (MonSTER) Studios
The Computer Lab is the primary classroom for the Music Technology program and serves as a collaborative space for musical creation and expression through the use of technology. The Computer Lab houses twelve (12) Macintosh computer stations with Native Instruments K6 audio interfaces, Nektar P6 and Novation Launchpad X MIDI controllers. The computers are loaded with software used throughout the music technology program, including Avid Protools, Apple Logic, Abelton Live, Propellerheads Reason, Cycling ’74 Max, Make Music Finale, East/West Symphonic Orchestra Silver, Amadeus Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Waves, iZotpoe, and more. The lab is staffed by student monitors and is available during open hours to all students taking courses in the School of Music.
Studio A is the primary analog studio for upper-level Music Technology students. The studio features Genelec 8351, Yamaha HS7, and Auratone C5 monitoring, 36 channel Audient ASP8024 Heritage with DLC large format console, Focusrite RedNET Dante audio network Interfaces, Eurorack Digital/Analog hybrid modular Synthesizer, Minimoog Voayager, Native Instrument Komplete Kontrol S61 MKII MIDI Controller, and outboard gear by API, Manley, Focusrite, Rupert Neve Designs, Drawmer, Bricasti, dbx, Audioscape, BSS, Buzz Audio, Retro Instruments, Empirical Labs, Retro Instruments, Dememter, Warm Audio, Lexicon, Joe Meek, SSL, Lexicon, and TC Electronics. The Macintosh computer includes all software installed on the Computer Lab computers, plus Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate, Wavelab, Nuendo, East/West Symphonic Orchestra Gold, Waves, mcDSP, iZotope, and more.
Microphones are available from the following manufactures: AEA, AKG, Aston, Audio-Technica, Audix, Beyerdynamic, Blue, Cascade, Coles, Countryman, DPA, Earthworks, Electro-Voice, Miktek, Neumann, Oktava, Rode, sE Electronics, Sennheiser, Shure, Soundfield, Studio Projects, and T.H.E.
Studio NU is the primary immersive/digital studio for upper-level Music Technology students. The studio features Genelec 8341, 8340, and 8330 in a variable configuration 19.1 channel environment for ATMOS and Ambisonics, Yamaha Nuage controller/interface, Yamaha MMP1 monitor processor, Eurorack Digital/Analog hybrid modular Synthesizer, Native Instrument Komplete Kontrol S61 MKII MIDI Controller, and outboard gear by Focusrite and Audient. The Macintosh computer includes all software installed on the Computer Lab computers, plus Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate, Wavelab, Nuendo, East/West Symphonic Orchestra Gold, Waves, mcDSP, iZotope, and more.
Studios B, C, & D
Studios B, C, & D are small stereo studios equipped with Macintosh computers, SSL Nucleus II with Dante audio cards, Native Instrument Komplete Kontrol S61 MKII MIDI Controller, Pittsburgh Modular Foundation 3 modular synthesizer, and ADAM A7X, Dynaudio BM6, and Genelec M040 monitors respectively. The identical software installed in Studio A is also available on the Macintosh computers located in Studios B, C, & D. Students affectionately refer to Studio C as Cookie MonSTER.
Reynolds Recital Hall
Reynolds Recital Hall is the main performance venue for the School of Music and home of the Multimedia Series, MSU’s concert series combining electronic music, multichannel audio and sound diffusion, video, animation, and live performance. The Multimedia Series features an international selection of multimedia works alongside compositions by MSU students. The series features an immersive audio sound diffusion system made up of Yamaha DXR Series Speakers and a Allen & Heath SQ7 digital console.
The house audio system is composed of JBL AM6215 speakers, QSC amplifiers, Behringer X32 Rack, and Shure wireless microphones. All School of Music concerts in Reynolds Recital Hall are streamed live to Youtube.
Black Box Theatre
The Black Box Theater, part of the School of Film and Photography, was completed in 2008. Music Technology students have contributed music and sound design for Black Box productions starting with the inaugural production in October 2008. Starting in Spring 2009, an Interdisciplinary Projects course has enabled Music Technology and Film majors to study hands-on technical theater, focusing on lighting and sound design for theatrical and concert productions.
Peach Street Studios
Peach Street Studios is a commercial studio located in downtown Bozeman. Peach Street Studios host two courses for the Music Technology program. MUST 112 - Basic Home Recording, taught by Doc Wiley, and MUST 320 - Recording II, taught by Jeremiah Slovarp, began meeting at Peach Street Studios in 2011. Through our partnership with Peach Street, Music Technology majors and non-majors gain valuable hands-on experience working in a professional recording studio. Peach Street Studios is home to the radio program Live from the Divide "A Celebration of the American Songwriter." Peach Street Studios and Jereco Studios are also home to several Music Technology Internship placements including Big Sky's Music in the Mountains and the Emmy award-winning PBS program 11thand Grant with Eric Funk, which showcases the music of Montana.