FAQs

Where is the Electronic Music Lab?

We are based at the NUS Centre for the Arts, CFA Studios, National University of Singapore. Next door to Raffles Hall, up the road from University Cultural Centre (UCC).

What can I do at EML?

– create your own original electronic music
– remix electronic music from other artists
– perform electronic music live
– record and mix music using digital audio workstations
– promote electronic music artists and bands
– organize electronic music gigs, shows, events
– meet others who share the same interests
– learn interesting stuff like synthesis, sampling, effects and more

Learning how to make electronic music

What is Electronic Music?

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production.  Today electronic music includes many varieties and ranges from experimental art music to popular forms such as electronic dance music.
More information available from Wikipedia

Do I need to know music to join EML?

No, many of our members don’t have formal training.
BUT you must be willing to spend time learning.
If you already know music, that will help.

Do I need experience or equipment to join EML?

No, you can gain experience with us, and use EML equipment until you’re ready to get your own.
If you have experience and/or equipment, you can jump right in and start creating and performing.

Does EML require a lot of time?

It depends on how high your interest level is. If you really get into it, we’ll see a lot of you!

What do you do every week?

  1. We have sessions every Saturday of each Semester, except reading weeks, exam weeks, and public holidays
  2. The first two Saturdays are full day workshops to learn how to make electronic music.
  3. New members will be arranged in small groups according to their musical interest, and will collaborate in their small groups (some groups will include a Senior)
  4. New members present their collaboration on the 3rd week at the PLUG IN barbeque
  5. From week 4 onwards we meet on Saturday mornings
  6. Each session starts with  a short lesson on a new topic in electronic music production or performance, followed by collaboration session.
  7. Each group will prepare a musical creation for the 13th week PLUG OUT event.
  8. Workshops, PLUG IN and PLUG OUT take place every semester, including Special Term (mid year vacation). Other lessons change, so that members learn a complete set over 3 semesters. Sessions continue during Special Term (mid year vacation) to ensure continuity.

What if I’m completely new to electronic music?

Learn together with a group of peers.
Build your personal skills together.
Meet others who share your interest.

What if I have some experience in electronic music?

Build your skills by collaborating.
Meet others who share your passion.
Consult experienced professionals. Perform live.

Live in concert

For more information please email us at [email protected]