David Bowie’s exhibition at the V&A museum relied on Sennheiser’s partnership to create a surround sound experience previously unheard. Now they’ve deployed a 14.1 system and a large scale projection map to take things to the new level. The article and full tech information can be found here.
TSL have joined up with French company Cinela to create a slotted windshield for the SoundField microphone. Useful for any sound designers and audio engineers recording outside, inside, or anywhere! A link here.
Rocksteady Ltd used the skills of audio designer Andy Riley to help move Batman into the world of VR. A full article and interview on the process is available here.
I often find at this time of year my 2nd year (Level 5) students need a bit of help for the looming mountain that will be their Final Major Project / Dissertation.
I wrote this guide last year, and I’ve just updated it to include another piece of work on how to generate ideas. Let me know what you think!
Derby University submitted as part of their REF for 2014 a useful document on where Bruce Wiggins is going with his ambisonic research. Very handy to have!
It’s been a long time since I last posted on this website. My fault. Sorry. But I’m relatively back, and I’ve got a few things that I want to share with you guys. So, like the terminator – both I and ambisonics are back.
The first is that Scott Dorsey gave me some page space on his blog here on my paper with a project student from last year, Tom Webb. Thanks Scott!
In the latest version of WWise – ambisonics is coming. This is a good thing. Finally, the work and perspectives offered by us academics are finally seeing light. Virtual Reality can now be a little more real, and a little less virtual. At least for audio.
Finally – I am trying to maintain this blog a little more, but the use of reddit and r/spatialaudio has partially rendered the linking of stuff on here to be redundant. Right now I have some updated tutorials and a mixture of material that was ex-teaching and is now up for distribution online. If I remember I will cross post!
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.”
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!
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!
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!