The Critical Listening Environment for Audio Research (CLEAR) Laboratory is a state-of-the art facility for the recording, production, and mixing of musical projects. The CLEAR Lab is a hub for creativity and learning within the Department of Music and Arts Technology.
In the summer of 2016, through funding from a Learning Environment Grant, the CLEAR Lab was updated with a Carl Tatz Mixroom™ and Phantom Focus Speaker System™. This system pairs a specialized-speaker system with an acoustically isolated listening environment. Students in both the Engineering Technology and Music and Arts Technology departments participated in the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) to build and design 8 Fet Hardware Compressors that work with the modular analog SSL mixing console.