A central library and
an Archives section have been established within the Academy for the collection and
preservation of a wide range of books and manuscripts of music in English, Hindi and
As part of the library facilities, working areas are coming up for selected students,
scholars and teachers of music, both in the Academy and outside.
The archives contain press clippings, photographs and information about eminent musicians
and other performing artists all over India.
The Scientific Library of the Department contains valuable technical books and journals
on Signal Processing, Acoustics, Phonetics, Speech and Language Processing, Pattern
Recognition, Image Analysis, Music Acoustics, Neural Networks, Speech and Music Processing
Music Archives and Sound Studio
boasts of a sophisticated recording studio, that also serves as a meeting place for
researchers, experts and students of music. This includes a control room, a work
room-cum-studio, a repair section, a tape library and a listening room.
library contains a large collection of valuable recordings of old maestros. These include
some of the earliest gramophone recordings ever made. This invaluable collection is a
treasure house for serious students of music. There are listening booths for scholars and
musicians of the Academy, which are being further expanded.
The Scientific Research Department has developed a well-equipped Acoustics Laboratory with
extremely sophisticated instruments to test, measure and analyse through high-speed signal
processing. The instruments include:
1. A Digital Signal Processing Sonograph with Computer Interface (USA)
2. An Iwatsu Signal Analyser (Japan)
3. Sound Level Meters ( B & K, Denmark)
4. Visi-Pitch (USA)
5. Specialised B & K (Denmark) Condenser Microphone.
The laboratory has also developed very specialised and customised software packages to
analyse music and speech. The laboratory also has an acoustically treated studio with a
very low reverberation time.