AES Paris 2016
Tutorial T16

Monday, June 6, 14:45 — 15:45 (Room 351)


T16 - The Evolution of Stereo to Surround Sound—What Do the Various Present Day Formats Really Bring to the Surround Sound Experience

Michael Williams, Sounds of Scotland - Le Perreux sur Marne, France

This presentation will explain the configuration of the different formats, their faults, and the possible improvements that are possible. This presentation will also allow the listener to compare different formats - stereo with triphony, quadriphony with multichannel, multichannel with Blue ray, quadriphony with Blue ray, etc. This comparison process is the result of simultaneous multiformat recordings and uses fast cross-fading between the different formats. This fast fade technique is used in order to improve perception of the advantages and faults of different format configurations. This presentation will use a basic eight channel horizontal loudspeaker configuration which is the basic Blue ray loudspeaker configuration plus a back channel. This experience has already been presented to the French Section of the AES in a meeting in Lyon. As the comparison point of each format is produced, a unique method of synchronization of powerpoint slides will inform the listener of the structure of each individual reproduction format.

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