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CAMIL I (now room MB4033, previously MB5047, also known as "upstairs CAMIL") is a special purpose lab supporting composition, music technology and computer music classes, and independent research projects in software sound synthesis, computer-assisted composition, and interactive performance control. It is available during all scheduled Music Building hours, but is only accessible to students and faculty via a room key.


The lab in January 2012:

CAMIL I Entrance.jpg CAMIL I Piano.jpg


  • 1 GB Ethernet, and wireless internet access
  • 14 iMacs running OSX 10.11 (as of Fall 2016)
    • 11 new iMacs as of 11/2015, with i7 processors, 16GB RAM, and 500GB SSD (workstations 1-10, 14)
    • 3 older iMacs with i3 processors, 4GB RAM, and 500GB serial HD (workstations 11-13)
  • Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano, controllable at workstation 14, and configurable over the network
  • Dedicated 8.1-channel sound system
  • Alesis Q25 25-key MIDI controllers at every station
  • For recording: Neumann, Sennheiser, and Samson mics, mic stands, XLR cables, and a 25-foot 8-channel recording breakout box.


Illinois Software

Commercial Software

Free Software