Electronic Music and Recording Studios

Fine Arts Building, William T Young Library, St Claire Recording Studio
With our state of the art equipment, Undergraduate electives, and Graduate coursework both Music Majors and Non-Majors can dive into electronic music production. Music composed by students of the UKY Electronic Music Studio has been performed at multiple important conferences and festivals including SEAMUS, EMM, and Performing Media Festival.
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Close up on a professional mixer and soundboard with many red, white, and black crisscrossing wires.
Head of the UK Electronic Music Studio
Courses and Lessons

Many courses are offered in the spring and fall for electronic music enthusiasts and aspiring professionals. All courses have no prerequisites and are available to both undergraduates and graduates. Frequently offered courses include:

  • Electroacoustic Composition and Sound Design
  • Advanced Electroacoustic Composition and Sound Design
  • Electroacoustic Orchestration
  • Modular Synthesizers (varying section titles)
  • Computer Programming for Audio and Video
  • Ableton Live
  • Sound Spatialization
  • Theory and Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
  • Electroacoustic Composition Lessons
Electronic Music Composition Lab (Fine Arts Building 5b)

The Electronic Music Composition Lab is a 3-workstation lab for students to explore composition and sound design, mixing and mastering, and modular synthesis.


  • Arturia V Collection including software emulations of the Buchla Easel, Minimoog, Arp 2600, Prophet-5, Yamaha DX-7, and Mellotron. 
  • IEM Tools (spatial audio)
  • Spat Gris (spatial audio)
  • Reaper 
  • Ableton Live Suite 
  • Max/MSP/Jitter (Max for Live) 
  • SuperCollider 
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Synthesis Hardware
Modular Synthesizer featuring modules from Make Noise and Mutable Instruments.

Multiple mics are available for studio use and checkout including:

  • Sennheiser Ambeo 360° spatial audio/VR/Ambisonics mic
  • Rode NT5 (4)
  • Rode NT4
  • Audio Technica AT4022 (2)
  • Zoom H4n Pro Field Recorder (2)
  • Zoom F6 Multitrack Field Recorder
  • Shure SM58 (2)
  • Sure SM57 (2)
  • LOM Elektrouši Electromagnetic Mics


  • Novation Launch Control XL
  • Keith McMillen QuNeo
  • M-Audio Oxygen 49
  • Make Noise 0-Ctrl


  • Yamaha HS5 
  • Mackie MR8
  • Sony MDR-7506
Student Media Depot (The Hub in the William T. Young Library)

Students have access to the following equipment and spaces, and many of the electronic music courses utilize this equipment.

Synth Cave

  • Moog One 16-Voice Analog Synthesizer
  • Roland AIRA TR-8S Drum Machine
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Audio/Midi Interface
  • M-Audio Keystation 88
  • iMac computer with Garage Band


Two Recording Sound Booths

  • AKG C414 XLS Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface
  • StudioBricks One Plus single person sound booth
  • Mac Mini with Garage Band and Adobe suite software


Two Editing Bays 

  • Apple Mac mini with 8-core processor and 16 GB RAM
  • Adobe suite software
  • SD card reader
  • Loupdeck Photo and Video Editing Console
St. Clair Recording Studio/WUKY Studio

Students have access to multiple sound-proofed recording spaces off-campus at the St. Clair Recording Studio. The Sound Spatialization course is occasionally taught here, and students have access to an 8.1 channel Genelec speaker array.

Please contact the School of Music for more information on how to use this studio.


These studios are housed in multiple different buildings across campus as well as off campus.

Please see the building information linked with each facility, or contact the School of Music with any specific accessibility needs and questions.