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!
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.
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]
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
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.
Read Carl’s review here.
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.
Link is here!
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!
The deadline for submissions for the Sonic Arts Award has been revised to be February 10th, 2014.
Any composers with multi-channel works should consider submitting! There’s a prize too..
SonicScoop have released a series of interviews on how professional audio engineers tackle the wider soundstage of 5.1. Link is here!
There are some great tips, perspectives, and general points of interest in the article – even with suggested listening!
So, what’s keeping you?! Get surrounded!