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Welcome to the CAMIL wiki! If you need help, contact the assistant administrator.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: As of November 24th, in CAMIL I eleven old workstations have been replaced by brand new iMacs. The new workstations are camil1-camil10, and camil14. With the assistance of Technology Services at FAA, these machines are configured for login via Active Directory credentials. Instead of using your CAMIL account username and password, use your NetID and Active Directory (UIUC e-mail, usually) password to log in to the new machines. When you log in, there will be a README file on your desktop. Open and read this file for instructions on connecting to the CAMIL file server to access files from your CAMIL account. You may wish to move all of your important files from your CAMIL account to your new local account on one of the new iMacs. Local user account data from all CAMIL workstations is backed up nightly, but you are also encouraged to keep your own additional copies of any important files.

All workstations in CAMIL II, and the remaining old workstations (camilx, and camil11-camil13) in CAMIL I, will still allow you to login directly to your networked CAMIL account with your CAMIL account credentials, if you prefer to work that way. But, all of these machines will also be setup for Active Directory login over Winter Break, and networked CAMIL accounts are eventually going to be phased out in favor of Local storage.

Thank you for your patience during this transitory period.


CAMIL (Computer Assisted Music Instruction Laboratory) is located at the School of Music at the University of Illinois. It contains two independent, multi-disciplinary computer labs. CAMIL I is a special-purpose lab supporting computer music classes and independent research projects in software sound synthesis, computer-based composition and interactive performance control. It is only accessible to students and faculty with an activated i-Card. CAMIL II is a general-purpose lab supporting technology-related classes. It is open to all Illinois students, faculty and staff on a walk-in basis during open hours. Faculty may request use of CAMIL II for a lecture or class by contacting the assistant administrator.

Visitors to the lab may use the Guest Account log in option. To register for a permanent account with backed-up dynamic-quota storage and remote-access, contact the assistant administrator.


Room Schedules


Illinois Software

Commercial Software

Open Source Software

All machines are currently running Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.


  • Sibelius 6 — Sibelius 6 is now available for free to School of Music students via the CAMIL Sibelius Server. The software can be easily checked out on student laptops for up to 30 days at a time. Go to the Sibelius page for more information.
  • Recording — CAMIL I has recording equipment available for checkout. An 8-channel phantom-powered DAW is built-in to the rack with a breakout box that allows easy multichannel access to the center of the room. See the Recording page for more information.
  • New Domain Name — We have transitioned to, and is no longer active.
  • Computers — As of November 2015, there are 37 iMacs. 11 machines in CAMIL I are running OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite, and the remaining machines are running 10.9.5 Mavericks. The machines in CAMIL I and the server are owned by the School of Music. The machines in CAMIL II are owned by FAA. The lab is on a three-year refresh plan in which new machines are purchased for the labs. The displaced machines are then given to staff and faculty within the department.
  • Audio Renovation — As of August 2012, a complete audio overhaul was done in CAMIL I aimed at increasing access and quality of audio in the room. All audio is now digital and is mixed without the use of a patching console.
  • Networking — As of Fall 2015, 1GB ethernet is available at all lab workstations. Wireless internet service is also available in both labs.
  • Lab Construction — The CAMIL labs were designed from the ground up to specifically support School of Music instruction and music-related activities. They are comfortable, well-lit, acoustically neutral workspaces furnished with the highest quality materials, furniture and equipment.
  • Web and File Servers — As of November 2015, the web and file server have been separated in order to improve security. The web server remains at The new file server runs on OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite, and provides file storage for about 200 CAMIL users. User data is stored in a 4GB RAID 1 array. The new file server may be accessed from CAMIL clients, or remotely via AFP/SMB.
  • Backup — Incremental backup of networked user accounts, and of local accounts on the clients, occurs nightly.
  • Access and Security — CAMIL I and II have specially designed acoustic doors. The door to CAMIL I is locked at all times; the door to CAMIL II is unlocked during open lab times and locked during closed times. When the doors are locked, access to the rooms is only possible for specially activated i-Cards. The card reader in the door handle automatically logs the card number and time of day that the door is opened. Additionally, CAMIL II is protected by a motion sensor and CAMIL I by a monitored fiber-optical cable.


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