AES Los Angeles 2014
Networked Audio Track Event LS8

Saturday, October 11, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm (Room 406 AB)

Live Sound Seminar: LS8 - The Cube Spatial Audio Renderer: The Nexus of Collaborative Performance and Live Sound for Multidisciplinary Research

Mike Roan, Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA, USA
Tanner Upthegrove, Virginia Tech - Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology - Blacksburg, VA, USA

The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) introduces a world-class collaborative research and performance sound instrument, The Cube Spatial Audio Renderer (CSAR). Housed in Virginia Tech’s new Moss Arts Center, CSAR layers immersive sound technologies to create a unique, multi-user experience. CSAR is specifically designed for the Cube, a five-story, hybrid theater and research lab outfitted with hundreds of patchable AV and data panels. The primary 124.4 system produces Ambisonics, Wave Field Synthesis, and other spatial audio techniques. Nine ultrasonic beam speakers complement the primary system, four of which are on motorized pan-tilt arms. Eight relocatable, high-fidelity loudspeakers complete the system.

This unique facility will provide researchers with astonishing new capabilities in the fields of science, engineering, art, and design including Sound Field Synthesis, Auralization of Big Data, Human Perception, and Psychoacoustics.

The primary aesthetic goal for the Cube is to pursue advances in multichannel music and sound art for 3D audio. The methodologies will include the composition of new works for the Cube; the development of new software to facilitate work in the Cube; dissemination of research results through technical publications, software distribution, and concerts open to the public; and finally collaborations with other institutions that are working in 3D audio.

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