New York, NY
— The state of the art in audio is ever-expanding – literally, as
evidenced by the stunning advances in 3D audio and immersive sound that
attendees of the 143rd International Audio Engineering Society
Convention will be able to experience at its wide variety of Spatial
Audio Track events. It’ll all take place at the upcoming AES New York
Convention, October 18 to 21, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.
“3D audio, with its ability to reproduce height as well as width and
depth, enables music listeners, moviegoers, TV viewers and gamers to
experience never-before-possible levels of sonic involvement – and
excitement!” said Michael Kelly, 143rd AES Spatial Audio Track Co-Chair
along with Steve Martz. “Our expert presenters will be digging deep into
the technologies involved in creating immersive audio and show people
how they can stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving
professional audio segment.”
If the proliferation of all the new 3D audio formats
seems daunting, have no fear: the “Crash Course in 3D Audio” seminar
will explain the latest 3D audio concepts, formats and technologies,
from Dolby Atmos to channel-based audio, from binaural to Auro 3D and
Oculus Research has been on the cutting edge of virtual
reality technology since its inception. In “Perceptual Thresholds of
Spatial Audio Latency for Dynamic Virtual Auditory Environments,” the
company’s Ravish Mehra will address one of the key factors in
maintaining the VR illusion: when the listener moves, updated audio
information has to be delivered to his or her ears and the technology
for doing this is far from simple. Mehra will explain Oculus’ latest
techniques for minimizing spatial audio latency (SAL) in creating more
believable virtual audio environments.
Electronic music legends Kraftwerk created electronic
pop music in the 1970s and remain aural pioneers today, as evidenced by
their recent Kraftwerk: 3D The Catalogue Blu-ray release. Tom
Ammermann of New Audio Technology GmbH will demonstrate this and the new
Blu-ray disc from German house duo Booka Shade and show how
immersive/3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos can create fantastic spatial
How can home listeners best experience 3D audio?
“Spatial Audio – Practical Immersive Audio at Home” will answer this
question by looking at everything from channel-based home entertainment
systems to different types of soundbars, multi-room wireless speakers,
up-firing speakers and even ad-hoc arrays of mobile phones!
In “The State of the Art of Binaural Audio for
Loudspeakers and Headphones,” Edgar Choueiri, Professor and Director of
the 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics Lab, Princeton University – who will
also deliver the Keynote Speech during the AES New York Opening
Ceremonies – will describe the challenges of binaural audio through
headphones (BAH) and loudspeakers (BAL), recent solutions to these
challenges, and the state of the art of binaural processing and content
development tools, with a focus on BACCH 3D Sound processing. Further
discussion and demonstrations will address BACCH-HP headphones
processing, BACCH-dSP software and more.
Additional Spatial Audio Track events will include
sessions on the similarities and differences between stereo and spatial
audio production; producing, performing and publishing music in 3D in a
variety of genres; a binaural audio listening session; and much more.
Additional information about these and other AES Spatial Audio Track events is available at http://www.aes.org/events/143/spatialaudio/.
Register now and make plans to join us at AES New York
2017. The convention will be co-located with the independent and
adjacent NAB Show New York 2017. Registration, at any level, for AES New
York 2017 will give attendees access to the NAB Show New York
exhibition floor and the content in the NAB Show New York’s Core Package
(a $75 value). Register now, upgrade to the All Access
registration for the Maximum Audio experience, including the Spatial
Audio Track, and reserve housing for the 143rd AES Convention at aesshow.com.