Music and Motion Lab
The Music and Motion Lab is a world-class facility with advanced motion capture and sound spatialisation systems. The lab is open for everyone in the Department and is also extensively used by the fourMs research group.
From a recording session of a violin player, using the full-body motion capture system.
Equipped with systems and sensor solutions to study music-related body motion:
- Qualisys optical motion capture system (13 Oqus cameras)
- Xsens MVN full-body, mobile motion capture system
- Polhemus Patriot, magnetic 6-DOF motion tracking system.
- Various inertial low-cost sensors and sensor systems, e.g. accelerometers
- MEGA biosignal sensors (EMG, etc.)
- Multichannel truss mounted speaker rig with 48 Genelec (8020B) speakers for spatialization (Higher Order Ambisonics, VBAP, DBAP, etc.)
- Small Wavefield Synthesis speaker array (24).
- 2 active 6-channel hemispherical speakers for point-based sound diffusion.
- TouchKeys Piano: multitouch keyboard with capacitive sensor overlays
- Various electronic instruments and controllers from Theremin to Madrona Soundplane
- High-end SSL AD/DA converters, RME Madiface XT state-of-the-art audio interface and recording setup with a range of quality microphones.
- 4 Canon HD videocams (SDI)
- Blackmagicdesign Hyperdeck HD video recorder
- Mac Pro running Max 6.1.x with various Third party libraries installed for spatialization and synthesis. IRCAM software, Reaper DAW and RME TotalMix.
- PC (Win7) workstation with Qualisys QTM software for motion capture.
- Laptop (Win8) with statistical and mathematical software: Matlab, SPSS.