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!
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.
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!
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.
When your dad says “I’ve seen this before”.. He’s not kidding about. I’m loving the old-school version of the oculus.
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.
Australia’s Soundfirm have selected Meyer Sound for its new cinema loudspeaker system. The Dolby Atmos dubbing stage and large mixing room is Australia’s first to feature an all-Meyer Sound screen channel and surround loudspeaker system.
The monitoring system incorporates three Acheron 80 screen loudspeakers, eight HMS-12 and 29 HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers, six X-800C high-power cinema subwoofers, and two 500-HP subwoofers in the rear for surround low end.
And I do like the 500-HP subs. Good choice!