The Sound Synthesis Research Center is the hidden gem for artistic creativity and knowledge inside of Stevens, and Carlos is the wizard behind it all.
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.
By appointment, the SSRC serves as a resource to students within the College of Arts and Letters’ Music & Technology program. Independent to classrooms or curriculums, this lab attracts driven students who'd like to follow their own paths and create their own sounds.