CNMAT is located in historic Genevieve McEnerney Hall (once the headquarters of 1750 Arch Records and the Arch Ensemble), on the hilly north edge of the UCB Campus. The CNMAT facility includes research labs, seminar rooms, performance spaces, offices, and digital audio recording, analysis and synthesis facilities. The building itself was renovated in 1992. Studios and laboratories are constantly being refined to maintain professional standards and provide unique resources essential to our mission.
CNMAT's main room has been equipped as a high-quality Sound Spatialization Theater with a large number of Meyer speakers.
Computing resources available to faculty, researchers, students, and staff include
Graphics, and Intel computers. A wide variety of music and audio peripherals
is also available including various digital signal processing boards (single
and multi-processor), MIDI
synthesizers, and assorted MIDI and non-MIDI controllers and instruments.
Due in part to close affiliations with Stanford University's CCRMA and France's IRCAM, CNMAT also maintains an unusually broad array of software tools for various musical and research uses. For example, users have access to the standard software synthesis programs (such as cmusic, csound, and cmix), sound analysis software, DSP software (filter design programs, signal analysis, and real-time instrumentation and control), various programming environments (C, C++, Java, Scheme, Common Lisp, Smalltalk, Max/MSP, SupseCollider, FTS, Matlab, etc.). Real-time control of music synthesis, both MIDI and at the DSP level, is possible through the use of the Max programming environment. CNMAT is pre-eminent in MAX development, tools, and production.