S3A: Future Spatial Audio
Evening Lecture and Demos
20 May 2019, University of Surrey, Innovation for Health Building.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Registration and demonstrations.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lecture: Object-based production workflow – Creating audio content that is immersive and personalisedInvited speaker: Eloise Whitmore (Sound Designer, Naked Productions).
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Demonstrations, drinks and networking reception.
The S3A: Future Spatial Audio project is a research collaboration in 3D audio and visual processing between the Universities of Surrey, Salford, Southampton and BBC Research & Development. The partnership aims to unlock the creative potential of 3D sound—particularly with object-based audio—to provide immersive experiences to the general public at home or on the move.
The project has led to developments in understanding of spatial audio and speech perception, new reproduction methods, object-based production tools and applications, audio-visual processing algorithms, and more. Outputs include over 100 scientific publications, the VISR open-source software framework for object-based audio rendering, a set of production tool plug-ins, public-facing demonstrators, and new reproduction technologies (including a soundbar with listener tracking for binaural reproduction that is being developed further by start-up company AudioScenic). S3A has also produced an award-winning VR audio experience (The Turning Forest) and ground-breaking technology for immersive listener experiences at home (The Vostok-K incident).
This event focuses on the object-based production workflow from a technical and creative viewpoint through conversations with experienced sound designer Eloise Whitmore (Naked Productions), demonstrating how the freely-available S3A production suite can be used to create audio content that is immersive and personalised