The Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab (NMPL) consists of four physical spaces: a new multimedia studio, a large performance space, 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, and custom audio routing for multi-channel audio recording and playback.
The performance space (Studio A) is 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 is 15mx15m (2500 square feet) and features a lighting grid and a four-channel sound system. The sound system is expandable for specific projects. There is a cyclotron that wraps around just over half of the wall space, offering generous surface area for projection. Three Panasonic 6000-lumen projectors are installed in the lighting grid, with smaller projectors available.
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.