AES New York 2007 Friday, October 5, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
W3 - EVALUATION OF SURROUND MAIN MIKINGS FOR CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA
Mick Sawaguchi, Pioneer Corporation
Masayuki Mimura, Yomiuri Telcasting Corporation
Hideaki Nishida, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
There are many different setups for surround main microphones for classical music and orchestra. But it is very difficult to research and study them practically and academically under identical conditions and judge their performance. Consequently the AES Japan Surround Study Project has been organized and put into practice after one and a half years of preparation. It was organized around 10 broadcasters and 2 universities; 12 manufacturers supported by HBF provided financial support. There were 15 different combinations of main and ambience microphone setups that were recorded on 96 channels independently in Pro Tools HD at 24 bit / 96-kHz. The musical examples were performed by the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra on September 24-27, 2006.
In this workshop each individual setup will be played back. Participants will have the opportunity for feedback in a listening test environment, and the data will be collected for subjective evaluation.
This workshop will be presented twice during the convention.
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