Renovated Electronic Music Studio Offers High Tech, Deep Sound to Students

BENJAMIN SABEY: So we are in the electronic music studio. We’re in the Fine Arts Building, Room 348. I like.


BENJAMIN SABEY: So we are in the electronic music studio. We’re in the Fine Arts Building, Room 348. I like to call it the egret studio because we have a mural of an egret here but I’m the only one who calls it that (laughs). JOSUA SUSIC: Before, maybe a year ago, it was cluttered with old tech and we had kind of a limited space and limited capabilities with what we could do. Sabey really spruced it up. BENJAMIN SABEY: So in its renovated state it’s brand new. Moog is a you know kind of the iconic name and synthesizers so we were lucky to have a sub 37 in here. This guy here is a Eurorack. That’s a modular synthesis synthesizer with lots of different modules you can swap out. It makes all kinds of weird sounds. JOSHUA SUSIC: I really like the speakers. There are very limited spaces within the school where there is actual surround sound and electronic software to write music in surround sound. BENJAMIN SABEY: I love how quiet in here. When I close those doors I can play as loud as I want in here, and if you’re in the hall you can’t really hear anything. Students from any background are welcome here — DJ, EDM production that sort of thing — but a lot of students are also interested in writing, scoring for video games and scoring for film, and so I’m working really hard to bring those kinds of programs here. JOSHUA SUSIC: What do I value most about my teachers and their teaching style? They seem to really care about music and what they do. BENJAMIN SABEY: I think it will be a magnet for students who want to have a high-quality studio space with good acoustic treatments and really great monitors. And it’s a room where we have the resources to really experiment with electronic music and to make new noises and make new music. It’s just a great resource for exploration and creativity. It’s like a clean slate, and we can do whatever we want with it in the future.

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  1. Is this the same space I would have been working in back in 1981-1983 when I studied with Herb Bielawa? So many fun days working in that dark, black room with a wall of Buchla modular synths and tape loops stretched across the room to create long pieces of music to play on the college cable t.v. at night.

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