Friday, September 30, 5:45 pm — 6:45 pm (Rm 409A)
Streaming Immersive Audio Content—Johannes Kares, Sennheiser - Vienna, Austria; Veronique Larcher, Sennheiser - Switzerland
“Immersion [...] is a perception of being physically present in a non-physical world.” It is critical to think about immersive audio for live music streaming because giving listeners the illusion of being transported to a different acoustic environment makes the experience of streaming much more real. In this paper we are describing various approaches to enable audio engineers to create immersive audio content for live streaming, whether using existing tools and network infrastructure and delivering static binaural audio, or getting ready for emerging tools and workflows for Virtual Reality streaming. This session is part of the co-located AVAR Conference which is not included in the normal convention All Access badge.
An Augmented Reality Audio Live Network for Live Electroacoustic Music Concerts—Nikos Moustakas, Ionian University - Nikea, Greece; Andreas Floros, Ionian University - Corfu, Greece; Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Ontario, Canada
Augmented reality audio (ARA) represents a well-established and widely investigated concept that typically relies on mixing of the real acoustic environment of a listener with a virtual one. In this work, we conceptually extend this legacy ARA framework, aiming to the increment of the synthesized acoustic field spatial scale primarily in the real world domain. Such an increment actually acts as a virtual wide-angle sound focuser of wide area acoustic fields. We demonstrate the above Augmented Reality Audio Network (ARAN) concept in terms of a live electroacoustic music concert. A subjective evaluation derived strong and secure indications that the proposed ARAN framework may represent a strong alternative potential of legacy ARA in the artistic and creative domain. This session is part of the co-located AVAR Conference which is not included in the normal convention All Access badge.