AES London 2011
Workshop W4

Saturday, May 14, 11:00 — 13:00 (Room 3)

W4 - Production for Upcoming Spatial Audio Systems

Frank Melchior, IOSONO GmbH - Erfurt, Germany
Marc Emerit, Orange Labs - France
Kimio Hamasaki, NHK - Tokyo, Japan
Jeff Levison, IOSONO GmbH - USA
Jörn Loviscach, Fachhochschule Bielefeld (University of Applied Sciences) - Bielefeld, Germany
Wieslaw Woszcyk, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Gregor Zielinsky, Sennheiser - Hannover, Germany

Driven by the force of 3-D pictures the demand for spatial audio experiences is increasing. Several systems have been proposed just adding more channels around the auditorium. While the integration of new channels seems to be simple from a workflow perspective, problems arise if the content needs to be adapted to different setups in different venues. On the other hand, and driven by new spatial audio reproduction methods, a paradigm shift toward object-based audio production is currently under discussion in the community. This workshop brings together the experience and tools in production for new multichannel formats and new spatial audio reproduction methods in general. Examples of related productions and installations are given.

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