MTI Research Lab
The MTI Research Lab is the premier facility of the Institute for Sonic Creativity. The 155-square metre facility in the Clephan Building was established in 2004 through a £550,000 SRIF2 (Science Research Infrastructure) grant, and has been continually upgraded to meet the developing needs of our researchers.
The Diffusion Studio is a sonically isolated, air-conditioned, floating-construction room for advanced composition and spatial design in up to 32 discrete channels. The AV studio is housed in an isolated, floating-construction room supporting audiovisual work through combined video editing and 5.1 surround mixing and monitoring.
The Sound Art Lab is a flexible sound-making space that can be configured for installation work, diffusion practice, audio-visual presentation and self-directed study. Spacious and naturally lit with comfy seating, this lab also forms the hub of the postgraduate community. The Courtyard Studio is a fully professional recording and mastering studio for stereo or 8 channel projects while the Surround Studio and the Multichannel Studio support 5.1 and 18.1 channel work (any configuration) respectively.
On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available.
As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub.
The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.
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