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AES Barcelona 2005
Workshop W13 - Wave Field Synthesis: Recent Advances

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Tuesday, May 31, 11:00 — 13:00

W13 - Wave Field Synthesis: Recent Advances

Diemer de Vries, Delft University of Technology - Delft, The Netherlands
Etienne Corteel, IRCAM - Paris, France
Jose Javier Lopez, Technical University of Valencia - Valencia, Spain
Renato Pellegrini, SonicEmotions - Zurich, Switzerland
Thomas Sporer, Fraunhofer IDMT - Illmenau, Germany
Sascha Spors, University Erlangen/Nuremberg - Erlangen, Germany
Helmut Wittek, Schoeps GmbH - Karlsruhe, Germany (formerly IRT, Munich, Germany)

In the late 1980s, the concept of Wave Field Synthesis was proposed by Berkhout, who, at the time, was leader of the acoustics group at Delft University. There, the first prototype systems were developed, proving the validity and promising features of the concept. Slowly but steady, the audio world became aware of the value of WFS for spatial sound reproduction, creation of acoustic virtual reality, and related applications. This lead to the successful Carrouso project (IST 5th framework, 2001-2003) where 10 universities, institutes, and industries collaborated on real-time multitrace sound recording, transmission, and reproduction by WFS. Since then, WFS is widely accepted as the way to render "spatial sound without sweet spot restriction." Not only the former Carrouso partners but also new groups work on further optimization of WFS systems for various applications in audio engineering. During the workshop, a survey of the newest developments will be given and expected, new applications will be discussed.

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