AES San Francisco 2012
Monday, October 29, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm (Room 133)
Delivering Audio Innovation to the AudiencePresenter:
Rupert Brun, BBC Audio & Music - London, UK
Since 1960 TV has gone color, widescreen, HD, and even 3-D but the audio experience of listening to the radio hasn't changed much since stereo was introduced in the late 1950s. Head of Technology for BBC Audio & Music Rupert Brun will explain how and why he has delivered audience facing innovation for radio listeners in the UK over the last 3 years. He will focus on 3 examples: Wide dynamic range (by radio standards) classical music, dialog enhancement for those with a hearing disability, and rendered binaural music and drama including surround sound derived from archive (co-incident pair) stereo recordings. Rupert will discuss the importance of working across organizational boundaries and of partnerships with other organizations and touch on the use of Twitter to gain real-time feedback, allowing an idea to be adjusted to meet the needs of the audience and turned from experiment to permanent service in just a few months.