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.
EMS has seven studios with the following setups:
Studio 1: ProTools 12 HDX and a 14.1 Genelec sound system, arranged in a 9-channel array at listening level and a 5-channel array in the ceiling, plus a subwoofer.
Studio 2: ProTools 12 HDX and a 14.1 Genelec sound system, arranged in a 9-channel array at listening level and a 5-channel array in the ceiling, plus a subwoofer.
Studio 3: ProTools 12 HDX, Audient ASP008 preamp, a small Buchla 200 system and 2-channel full range Ino Audio sound system as well as a pair of Genelec 8341 near-field monitors and a pair of Genelec subs. Studio 3 also houses a mobile rack containing an assortment of hardware synthesizers and effect units; two Yamaha TX81Z, a Nord Modular, a Nord Rack 3 and a Lexicon PCM80.
Studio 4: ProTools 12 HDX and 4/8-channel Ino Audio sound system, with two main speakers and six small surround speakers. This system can also be used as an 8-channel system, though calibrated as a 4-channel. Two Genelec 8341 near-field monitors are installed in the studio as well as a pair of Genelec subs. Studio 4 is home to our Buchla 200 modular synthesizer, which can interface with the studio computer/other devices through a Buchla 225e MIDI/USB Decoder Module. Studio 4 is also equipped with an Audient ASP008 preamp.
Studio 5: Recording room shared between studios 1 and 4. The recording room has eight outputs to Studio 1 and four 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. A pair of Genelec 8341 near-field monitors and a single Genelec sub are also installed in Studio 6.
Studio 7: Pro Tools 12 and Final Cut X, RME Fireface sound card and a pair of Genelec 8341 speakers.
Our main softwares are ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper, Logic X, SuperCollider, Max/MSP and Waves, Izotope, Ircam and GRM plugins.