AES New York 2018
Immersive & Spatial Audio Track Event IS04
Thursday, October 18, 10:15 am — 11:15 am (1E17 (Surround Rm))
Immersive & Spatial Audio: IS04 - STAAG Implementation Expanded: A Practical Demo of STAAG Mic Technique and its Use in Stereo, Surround, and Height-Channel Capture for Recording and BroadcastPresenters:
David Angell, Central Sound at Arizona PBS - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Jamie Tagg, Indiana University - Bloomington, IN, USA; Stagg Sound Services, LLC
While working on location, audio engineers are often challenged by insufficient monitoring, making choices which lead to timbral, wet/dry balance, and stereo image problems. This tutorial examines the use of STAAG (Stereo Technique for Augmented Ambience Gradient) and its established advantages for addressing stereo image, acoustic realism, and flexibility in the mix. While originally optimized for immersive headphone listening, this technique has proven advantageous when upscaling to stereo, surround, and even height-channel loudspeaker systems and stereo/surround broadcast streams. Also, this setup is advantageous when working on location and in live performance scenarios due to its compact arrangement and compatibility with a wide variety of microphones. This tutorial will feature physical configurations and playback of audio examples in a variety of formats.