EMS does not accept applications for its Residency Program at present. You are welcome to apply again starting 31 May, 2018.

The internet booking system is only available for composers already active at EMS.

EMS booking system is in Swedish, but we hope this short guide will help a little.


How to book a studio

* The booking system address is: http://bokning.elektronmusikstudion.se

* Use Safari or Internet Explorer, then type in your user name and password.

* Go to ”Boka Lokal” in the left-hand menu, where there is a calendar to fill in. Make sure you have selected the correct studio (under the heading ”Resurs”) and month (”välj månad”). Find the date that you want. Double-click on the starting time that you want, fill in the starting time (starttid) and end time (sluttid) and click save (”spara”).  

Please note that you are not allowed to override someone elses booking.

* IMPORTANT – The studio booking must be confirmed. The booking confirmation can only be done inside the EMS premises. When you get to the studio, confirm your studio by logging in to the booking system and click on your booking (Bekräfta=confirm). It should then change colour to dark green when confirmed.

If you do not confirm your booking it will automatically be cancelled and someone else is free to book the studio instead

Elektronmusikstudion, EMS, has 7 studios with the following setups:

  • Studio 1: ProTools 12 HDX and 6 channel Genelec sound system with additional Meyer and Genelec near field stereo speakers.
  • Studio 2: ProTools 12 HDX and 8 channel Genelec sound system with 5 additional Genelec speakers installed in the ceiling, 2 stereo Genelec speakers, as well as a quadraphonic Meyer system.
  • Studio 3: ProTools 12 HDX, Audient ASP008 preamp, a small Buchla 200 system and 2 channel Ino Audio sound system.
  • Studio 4: ProTools 12 HDX and an 4 channel Ino Audio sound system, with 2 main speakers and 6 small surround speakers. Please note that this system can also be used as an 8 channel system, although it is calibrated as a 4 channel one. The studio is home to our Buchla 200 modular synthesizer.
    The Buchla can interface with the studio computer or other devices through a Buchla 225e MIDI/USB Decoder Module. Studio 4 is also equipt with an Audient ASP008 preamp.
  • Studio 5: Recording room shared between studios 1 & 4. Has 8 outputs to Studio 1, and 4 outputs to Studio 4.
  • Studio 6: ProTools 12, Avid Omni interface and 2 channel Ino Audio sound system. Studio 6 is home to our Serge modular synthesizer which can be interfaced with from the studio computer through a Kenton Pro 2000 mk II MIDI-CV-interface.
  • Studio 7: Has new Mac Pro with Pro Tools 12 and Final Cut X, RME Fireface sound card and Genelec 1031 speakers.

Composers can connect their own hardware through Firewire/USB or directly to our sound systems in all studios. Our main softwares are ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper, Logic X, SuperCollider, Max/MSP and Waves, Izotope, Ircam and GRM plugins.

To be able to use the studios you need to have attended an EMS course. Guest composers and members of FST (Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare) automatically have access to the studios, though an introduction to the studio you want to work in may be necessary.

To work in the studios it is advisable to be familiar with the Pro Tools, Logic X, Reaper or Ableton Live software.