Sound Synthesis Research Center

The Sound Synthesis Research Center is an experimental lab that encourages Stevens students to play and explore. An extensive array of equipment, instruments, and computer systems make up the SSRC, empowering students to integrate sound synthesis into musical performance.

Led by lecturer and Distinguished Artist in Residence (2010-18) Carlos Alomar, the SSRC has the support and direction of one of the music industry’s stars. In his illustrious 30-year career, Alomar has worked as David Bowie’s guitarist, co-writer and musical director, and produced or performed with legends like Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner and Cindy Lauper. He is the recipient of 32 Gold or Platinum records.

Technology-Empower Music

By appointment, the SSRC serves as a resource to students within the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ Music & Technology program. Independent of classrooms or curriculums, this lab attracts driven students who'd like to follow their own paths and create their own sounds.

Below, Stevens alumni and industry professionals profess how the SSRC and Alomar's mentorship has helped them grow as artists.