Innovation in Music 2015: Deadline Extension

April 22nd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

“Innovation in Music (InMusic’15) is a European music industry conference that sits alongside a suite of conferences organised by KES International. KES International is a not for profit organisation that exists to disseminate research and best practice through a number of disciplines. KES’ main focus at present includes Media (InMusic and Film Archiving); Sustainability and also Intelligent Systems.

Innovation In Music was created by a number of academics and industry practitioners within the UK and Europe to discuss the interface between the Artist through the industry to the consumer. The music industry is going through a considerable amount of change with fantastic innovations that need to be discussed socially, technically and morally. Innovation In Music is the forum for this.”

For more information, click here!

Surround Broadcasts: Milkwood

November 5th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

The BBC have released their latest development with HTML5 – and re-released their 2003 production of Milkwood online.

A few years ago I released some streaming files that contained 8-channels. I found that there weren’t many users who had a surround system attached to their PC – but hopefully the BBC find there’s a larger audience now!

BBC @ IBC2014

October 9th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

A quick update on the latest developments in Object-based audio coming from the BBC R&D team. For anyone that made it to IBC you may have seen their exhibition – and for those who didn’t make it to Amsterdam… here’s an overview of what was on show!

BBC R&D at the Commonwealth 2014

July 28th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

As is fast becoming the norm, the BBC are trialling a whole range of advanced methods of content delivery at this year’s commonwealth. In conjunction with their ultra-HD streams, they have an occulus enabled experience, and interactive services.


For all the information and links; go here!

Microsoft: Audio for Occulus

July 27th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s amazing how many people are thinking the same thing: Oculus + spatial audio = much fun.

In our lab we’ve not quite got around to actually making a demo happen, so it’s awesome to see the possibilities being tried out by the guys at Microsoft.

Spatial Audio: It’s not all what you hear

July 25th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

With human hearing – we can hear in 3D. Most media however, isn’t in 3D when it comes to sound. However, a neat article on how the use of spatialised sound separation can help the world of teleconferencing has been put up here.

I’ve often seen conference presentations state that the world of ambisonics and spatial audio has direct correlations to the world of group-conversation processing, and it’s nice to see that being acknowledged!

4.0 Proms!

July 25th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

The BBC are currently trialing the proms in 4.0. A very interesting, and exciting, demonstration into the future of surround again being shown by the BBC.

Link for the blog (and player) are here!

[there is also information on the technical backend dash stream here, and some history on 4.0 streams from Rupert here]

Sound synthesis toolbox 1.0 released

April 28th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

As the title suggests – github now has the latest version of the sound synthesis toolbox available for download.

Find the toolbox here and the tutorial here

Old School Oculus!

April 26th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

When your dad says “I’ve seen this before”.. He’s not kidding about. I’m loving the old-school version of the oculus.

Atmos Consumer Review

April 24th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Carl Laron’s review of Dolby atmos is favourable, obviously, when he experienced the system earlier this year. If anyone remembers the film Gravity – you’ll know that the experience in atmos is pretty special.

Read Carl’s review here.