AES San Francisco 2012
Workshop WH2

Sunday, October 28, 11:15 am — 12:45 pm (Off-Site 1)

WH2 - Height Channels: Adding the Vertical Dimension to Surround Sound

Workshop will be held at Pyramind, 832 Folsom Street (a 10-minute walk from Moscone Center).

Paul Geluso, New York University - New York, NY, USA
Tom Ammermann, New Audio Technology GmbH - Hamburg, Germany
David Bowles, Swineshead Productions LLC - Berkeley, CA, USA
Gregor Zielinsky, Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG - Germany

While a great deal of development has gone into reproducing audio in the horizontal plane, the next step in immersive audio moves into the vertical dimension. How does one capture and create height information for a true 3-D listening experience? How does the listener perceive the addition of height loudspeakers? New recording techniques, microphone configurations, processing methods, and transmission formats are needed to fill this demand. At this workshop a panel of music producers and engineers will present different methods to capture and process vertical ("Z axis") information for later reproduction in surround playback environments with height channels. Post-production methods to create 3-D sonic imagery for recordings not originating in 3-D will be discussed as well. Recordings made using these technologies will be demonstrated.

Workshop will be held at Pyramind, 832 Folsom Street (a 10-minute walk from Moscone Center). Space is limited and tickets can be obtained at the AES Tours Desk.

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