Saturday, May 20, 10:15 — 12:15 (Salon 7 Vienna)
John Storyk (Moderator), Renato Cipriano (Presenter), Dirk Noy (Presenter)
In an industry deluged by acronyms, Immersive Audio (IA) appears to have leapfrogged the trend. As with Surround Sound, Quad Sound and their various 3.1 - 5.1 - 7.1, etc., iterations, much of the noise made by these new innovations is focused on hype rather than on specific real world listener/viewer needs or actual science. That said, IA systems for producing, distributing and receiving this new sound experience do exist, they work and, they are proliferating. Fundamental design considerations for audio studios need to be maintained, but now with an eye on expanding mix configurations for the mixing engineer, the recording artist and the capturing microphone(s). This class will explore Immersive Audio Studio Design, including acoustics, aesthetics, ergonomics, master planning and future proofing.