Throughout the programme, students will have access to the extensive technical facilities in the King’s Buildings science complex, including computer suites (running Matlab, amongst other software), anechoic and reverberant rooms, and numerous research laboratories. Studio and recording spaces in the King’s Buildings, at Edinburgh College of Art and within the Reid School of Music are also available.
- Sound level meters
- Digital audio acquisition devices (which includes the B&K PULSE platform and high-end National Instruments hardware)
- A laser doppler vibrometer
- A high speed camera
- Impact hammers and force transducers
- A whole array of B&K, G.R.A.S and Norsonic microphones and other sensors.
This equipment is further supplemented by a wide range of analog and digital recording equipment available via the Reid School of Music. This includes high quality microphones (various Neuman mics, for example), portable audio interfaces, loudspeakers and more.
In addition to the wide range of technical and academic facilities encountered on the AMT programme, a regular seminar series, the MusICA Seminars, provides students and other academics from across the university with the latest research in music informatics, cognition and acoustics. Our MSc students are strongly encouraged to attend. Have a look at the YouTube channel for a taster.