NExIS is a strategic collaboration between extended reality technology interest groups across Munster Technological University at the AgriTech Centre of Excellence (ACE), the Nimbus Research Centre, the Cork School of Music and NCMI.

NExIS consists of four pillars of activity: learning, research, industry collaboration and technical integration. Together, the output of this activity will place MTU at the national hub of extended reality immersive training and research and initiate a nationwide network of extended reality innovation suites across Ireland. For more info visit www.nexis.ie


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Masters in Music & Technology (MA/MSc)


Our teaching staff come from a variety of areas of expertise - Music Performance and Composition, Art, Multimedia, Business, Electronic Engineering, Computer Programming and many more. Each staff member has an interest in Music & Technology and the integration of the diverse disciplines is discussed and contextualised in the Computer Music classes and industry seminars.

  • Hugh McCarthy - Senior Lecturer
  • Kieran Prendergast - Lecturer
  • Keith Clancy - Lecturer
  • Andy Ingamells -  Lecturer
  • Cian Sweeney - Lecturer
  • Cárthach Ó Nuanáin - Lecturer


In 2019 the Cork School of Music organised the Ninth Annual Conference and Festival of the Irish Sound, Science, and Technology Association. The theme was "Perform" and over the course of two days included:

  • 6 paper sessions and  4 concerts of experimental electronic music.
  • Keynote speech and performance of Dust by Robert Henke (aka Monolake and a founding partner of Ableton).
  • Late-night performance and workshop / Q&A session by Ellen King ( aka DJ ELLLL).

More details and proceedings available here.

Technology Transfer


Dr Derry Fitzgerald’s spin-out, AudiosourceRE, partly developed at the Cork School of Music, won the CIT ICT Invention of the Year for its sound-separating technology in 2018. It has been used to remaster global hit music such as the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations as ‘Photoshop for audio’ software. 

AudioSourceRE is the culmination of over 18 years of research into sound separation by Dr. Derry Fitzgerald (CTO). Its unique algorithms deliver what they believe to be the best quality sound source separations available to the market. The company vision is to continue to be the leading developer of high-quality de-mixing software for music production, post-production studios, DJs, producers, artists, and musicians. They strive to produce high-quality pro-audio products that are some of the best sounding, most flexible, and creative software products available.


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