Saturday, October 1, 9:00 am — 10:30 am (Rm 408B)
While digital mixing environments today incorporate many new exiting features, the main form of control is still based on channel strips adopted from analog mixers. But is this really the most intuitive, effective and creative way to work with audio production? Since everything today is digital and the control interface is now completely separated from the audio processing, we can design our control interfaces in any way we want. In this seminar future thinkers from academia, from R & D, as well as practitioners will discuss what the future mixing environment might look like. The discussion will look at alternative paradigms for controlling audio in variouss contexts asking questions about the importance of tradition, intuition, layout, touch, tangibility, speed, overview, feedback, visuals, etc.