Electronic digital instruments have long been capable of offering artists a new range of musical expression, from Moog analog synthesizers to computers, performance controllers, and mobile devices. Berklee now offers the electronic digital instrument (EDI) as one of the many principal instruments you can study.  

As an EDI principal, you will explore an array of electronic musical styles and develop high-level techniques using your unique electronic music system configuration. We aim to expand your capabilities to develop as a nimble, versatile, and innovative electronic musician. 

Those who choose EDI as their principal instrument can declare any major—except performance and music education—at this time. No matter what major you end up pursuing, you will complete at least four semesters of private instruction, labs, and ensembles with this instrument. This fulfills your performance core requirement.

How It Works

What is an EDI?

The EDI is a system based on three components:

  1. A computer
  2. User-configured software (EDI students must own the current version of Ableton Live Suite.)
  3. Performance controllers with grid, keyboard, and mix control capabilities
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