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Recording the BBC Philharmonic orchestra in 3D

I’ve always been excited by the opportunities for 3D audio reproduction of orchestral music. From the stalls, the sound is fully immersive. The orchestra itself is wide and deep, the choir and organ are high above the stage, and the carefully designed concert hall acoustics reinforce the conductor’s carefully balanced blend of all the sections. […]

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Take me to church

When visisonics kindly lent us their spherical microphone array, we wanted to capture some really interesting acoustic spaces. So, we loaded up the car and headed up the road to Emmanuel church. In fact, Emmanuel has two rooms that acousticians might refer to as churches. The main church is a large open space seating 400 people, […]

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S3A at the BBC Sound Now and Next, 19 & 20 May 2015 London

This is an exciting week for S3A. We will be taking part in the BBC Sound Now and Next event being held in London  (19 & 20 May at the Radio Theatre, BBC Broadcasting House. S3A will be represented at the Technology Fair with Demos (see list below) and the Radio Drama (James Woodcock) will be showcased in […]

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S3A First Year activities

As part of its first year activities, the research team was able to showcase the first iteration of a running baseline system. This is the foundation for further research and development into an immersive audio production and reproduction system. It includes all the required components to create 3D audio content and reproduce it in a living room […]

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S3A launch – April 2014

The S3A: Future Spatial Audio for Immersive Listener Experience at Home project launched on 1 April 2014. This major new five-year research project brings together internationally leading experts in immersive audio, visual processing, and UK industry. The project is led by the University of Surrey and its a collaboration with the Universities of  Southampton and Salford […]

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