143rd AES CONVENTION Spatial Audio Track Event SA19: Sound Design in 3D for Dance Music

AES New York 2017
Spatial Audio Track Event SA19

Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 am — 10:30 am (Rm 1E06 - PMC Room)


Spatial Audio: SA19 - Sound Design in 3D for Dance Music

Lasse Nipkow, Silent Work LLC - Zurich, Switzerland

Producers of Dance Music pursue the target to put
nightclub audiences into trance.

3D audio includes a high
potential to increase sound impressions significantly and engage the emotions, as is the case in film sound. 3D audio allows to create spectacular spatiality and sound sources around the listener. There are however some challenges: Clubbers on the dance floor are not oriented in the same way as listener of classical music in the concert hall because they are dancing. PA systems of music clubs are nearly exclusively designed for mono and stereo reproduction. Therefore, the impact by changing to a 3D audio system is significant.

During the presentation, the possibilities of musical design in consideration of psychoacoustic phenomena will be described and demonstrated with example recordings and videos.

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