Facilities @DMARC

CSIS Recording Studio A

A meticulously crafted audio production facility designed to meet the demands of both professional projects and educational endeavours.

CSIS Studio A features a main Control Room, a Live Room, and a dedicated ADR Room. In the main Control Room, you'll find the sophisticated Neve 8424-24 Fader console, boasting 2 line level inputs per channel, 4 Groups, and a mix bus with a 2-band EQ and switchable inserts. Enhanced audio quality is ensured by Marinair transformers on Mix, AFL, and CUE buses. The console is equipped with two in-built 1073 preamps, two DI inputs, and is complemented by a Millennia HV-3D 8 Channel SolidState Mic PreAmp and a Warm Audio WA273-EQ Dual-Channel Mic Preamplifier with EQ. The Antelope Orion 2 audio interface facilitates seamless connectivity. Studio A also includes two DBX 1066 compressor/limiters and 2 Yamaha SPX990 FX units for additional audio processing. Powered by an M1 iMac, the studio supports ProTools, Reaper, and Ableton DAWs, enhanced by Waves Audio Diamond Bundle plugins. Monitoring is provided by a pair of Genelec 8040s and a pair of Avatone Mixcubes.

The Live Room offers students access to a diverse range of instruments, including a Pearl Masters drum kit, a Yamaha upright piano, and a Fender Deluxe guitar amp, catering to various recording needs. The ADR Room is dedicated to automated dialogue replacement sessions, equipped with an iMac running ProTools, Ableton, and Reaper DAWs, a Mackie controller, and a Millennia HV-3D 8 Channel SolidState Mic PreAmp. Monitoring is once again provided by a pair of Genelec 8040s and a pair of Avatones Mixcubes.

Studio A provides a professional-grade environment equipped with the necessary tools to bring creative visions to life with precision and efficiency, making it an ideal setting for both professional work and educational endeavors.


A wonderful space to give life to your ideas.

The Spatialization and Auditory Display Environment (SpADE) is a specialized 32-channel surround sound system tailored for multidisciplinary exploration. Administered by DMARC, SpADE facilitates artistic and scientific inquiries conducted by both faculty and student researchers affiliated with the University of Limerick. Moreover, it extends its resources to visiting scholars.

Boasting 32 speakers and two subwoofers, SpADE stands as the most extensive loudspeaker array within the Republic of Ireland. Functioning as a hybrid environment, SpADE embraces research endeavors spanning practice-led arts and technological investigations reliant on spatial audio.

At the University of Limerick, researchers leverage SpADE across diverse domains such as auditory display, interactive sonification, music composition, musicology, music software development, psychoacoustics, haptics, interface design, and wearable computing within auditory environments. These collaborations extend beyond the university, engaging musicians and scientists across Ireland and worldwide, encompassing fields as varied as fine arts, marine biology, chemistry, medicine, and software engineering.

Makers' Space

A wonderful space to give life to your ideas.

As part of the CSIS Department we have access to a wonderful "Maker space" packed with 3D printers, CNC machines, woodworking benches, green-screen rooms and more.

Electronic Music Studio (EMS)

A world-class, one-of-a-kind in the Irish academic landscape, electronic music studio packed with a wealth of analogue and digital synthesizers.

The EMS (Electronic Music Studio) has long been at the very heart of both electronic and electro-acoustic music making. In the early days, it was academic institutions (and national radio broadcasters - WDR (Germany), RAI (Italy) and Radio France that first helped establish its discourse.

The production and research within Electronic Music at the University of Limerick’s Department of Computer Science & Information Systems has a 25-year tradition of education, research and production in the fields of electroacoustic music and computer music. Students can access well-equipped studios, the most extensive voltage-controlled analogue studio currently in operation in Ireland and the UK. The ULEMS represents Ireland in the ICMC (International Computer Music Conference) and has partnerships with the CMC (Contemporary Music Center)

The development of the CSIS EMS as both a place of learning and research. A place where students and composers alike can explore electronic music making in a more fluid and hands on environment.

EMS Launch - Friday April 12th 2024 - Details soon!

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