AES San Francisco 2012
Sound for Pictures Track Event WH1
Sunday, October 28, 9:00 am — 11:00 am (Off-Site 1)
Workshop: WH1 - Sound Design Tools for Multichannel Audio with HeightChair:
Wieslaw Woszczyk, McGill University - Montreal, QC, Canada
Kimio Hamasaki, NHK - Tokyo, Japan
Richard King, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada; The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Brett Leonard, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada; The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Frank Melchior, BBC R&D - Salford, UK
Nicolas Tsingos, Dolby Labs - San Francisco, CA, USA
Multichannel audio systems in advanced cinema and television utilize many loudspeaker channels distributed horizontally and vertically in the listening space. Comprehensive tools have been developed to control sound design and mixing in such environments as traditional stereophonic tools are inadequate. The panelists will present different channel, object based, and hybrid approaches and demonstrate how the respective systems are used in post-production to achieve artistic flexibility and save time. Discussion on merits of these solutions will follow.
Workshop will be held at Pyramind, 832 Folsom Street (a 10-minute walk from Moscone Center). Space is limited and tickets can be obtained at the AES Tours Desk.