The academic group has a large collection of classroom instruments, DVD's, recordings and teaching materials relevant to the delivery of a modern school music curriculum. It has a variety of Asian instruments and a comprehensive collection of orchestral and band instruments as well as a large number of upright and grand pianos. All teaching studios are equipped with audio-visual, Internet and computer facilities. In addition to its range of teaching studios and practice rooms, the Division has the following specialist facilities:
Computer Music Facilities
Computers have become an intrinsic part of music making today and the Computer Music Laboratory provides training that empowers music teachers to harness the expanding capabilities of hardware and software for teaching and composing. This laboratory features 13 computer music workstations featuring professional-caliber score notation, sound processing and MIDI sequencing software as well as Internet access. The academic group is a member of IRCAM, one of the foremost electronic music research centres in the world.
The Lab is equipped with the following softwares:
Cubase, Finale 2010, Sibelius and Sequel 2.
The Recording Studio is a fully-equipped professional recording facility which features a DDA 24-channel mixer, a Tascam DA-88 multi-track recorder, a Tascam DA-30 II DAT Recorder, Crown amplifiers, KRK monitors and AKG/Neumann microphones. Auxiliary processing devices include DBX and Digitech effects processors. The power supply to the entire studio is regulated and purified by Furman power conditioners.
The studio is also running a Hard disk based system, using Cubase as the main Digital Audio Workstation for recording.
The Keyboard Laboratory consists of 25 iMac workstations connection to a 49-keys keyboard. Various music composition software are installed, such as Garageband, Sibelius, Logic and Cubase.
Other Music Studios
Music Studio 2
Music Studio 3