The Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab (NMPL) consists of three physical spaces: a new multimedia studio, a single-user development studio, and a storage space for equipment and works-in-progress.
The new multimedia studio is located within the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor's downtown campus. The space features two walls for projection, a lighting grid, two large projectors, three Panasonic 6000-lumen projectors, and custom audio routing for multi-channel audio recording and playback.
The development studio is a single-user space equipped with a Mac desktop computer, reference monitors, and a MIDI keyboard.
The storage space houses a large collection of instruments and audiovisual technology, including a Steinway grand piano, a full collection of Yamaha, LP, and Sabian percussion instruments, a Krumar electric organ with Leslie speaker, a Rhodes electric piano, a Therevox analog synthesizer with ribbon control, and an assortment of string and wind instruments. The microphone collection includes Neumann, Shure, AKG, and Beyer-Dynamic microphones suited to various purposes. With the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, an 8.1 channel Genelec sound system was added to the facility in 2012.
Studio A (2008-2017)
The performance space, Studio A, at Lambton Tower, was the historical home of the Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab until 2017, when the NMPL moved to new facilities in the School of Creative Arts, in downtown Windsor. Studio A was shared with staff of the Centre for Teaching and Learning as well as the School of Dramatic Art and the Department of Communications, Media, and Film. The space was 15mx15m (2500 square feet) and featured a lighting grid and a four-channel sound system. The sound system was expandable for specific projects. There was a cyclotron that wrapped around just over half of the wall space, offering a generous surface area for projection. Three Panasonic 6000-lumen projectors are installed in the lighting grid, with smaller projectors available.