Music Technology and Digital Musicology Lab (MTDML)

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Infrastructure at MTDML

Perception Lab

In addition to a new eye tracking system from PupilLabs (ready for use from end 2020), the perception lab offers various physiological measurement systems from MindMedia (EEG, muscle tension (sEMG), heart rate, relative blood flow, skin conductance, respiration, temperature, etc.) and a wireless EEG system from Brain Products with up to 64 channels (LiveAmp 64 System).

Visual stimuli can be presented via a pressure-sensitive interactive 86" video screen and various VR glasses. In addition to different headphones from Sennheiser and AKG, electrostatic headphones from STAX and a digitally controllable multi-channel system from Genelec (SAM-series) are available for auditory stimuli.


The XR-Lab primarily focuses on research in the field of Acoustical Extended Reality (AXR), i.e. the use of virtual, augmented or mixed reality technologies in connection with acoustic (here: mainly music-related) research questions.

In addition to a motion capture system from OptiTrack with 16 cameras and a synchronized eye-tracking system (both operational from the end of 2020), various VR/AR systems, a DSP multi-channel speaker system and a dodecahedron with individually controllable speakers are available.

Recording Studio

The recording studio consists of a separate control and recording room. In addition to the standard equipment infrastructure of a recording studio, a wide range of electronic (e.g. EMS Synthi 200), acoustic (grand piano, drums etc.) and hybrid (e.g. Disklavier) instruments are available.

There is also a mobile recording studio with which the concerts of the numerous ensembles, choirs and bands or the symphony orchestra of the institute are regularly recorded. 


In addition to workplaces for 22 people with Windows and MacOS notebooks/workstations, the MTDML workspace also includes a 3D printer (Ultimaker 3 Extended) and an electronics workplace (microcontrollers, sensors etc.). The MTDML workspace is used for seminars and practical courses as well as for individual project work.