Ambisonic

Spatial Audio VR Smog for Rustlers

Spatial Audio VR Smog for Rustlers

Having moved from my hometown of Blackpool in my late teens, I thought I'd left the holy trinity of microwaveable burgers, poor visibility and attention grabbing sounds behind..... How wrong I was. Step forward Droga5 and their bold vision (no pun intended....) for a 360 virtual reality walking tour of London, through the great smog of 1952. Working with the latest audio spatialisation software (thanks Audioease and Noisemakers!) we created an ambisonic mix - optimised for playback on YouTube's new 360 video engine. YouTube uses the gyroscope in your VR headset (or phone) to work...

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Sound and Design in Trafalgar Square

Sound and Design in Trafalgar Square

  If you noticed a small black rubberized building appear in Trafalgar Square last week and wondered what it was all about, then read on. We went down to find the ‘design you can’t see’ at this year’s London Design Festival. Installed courtesy of the creative think tank BE OPEN, designed by ARUP and part of the London Design Festival – the Sound Portal has played host to 5 contemporary artists’ unique soundscapes played back using Ambisonic technologies. The listener sits on a central platform, surrounded by a 360 degree array of vertical speaker stacks, which delivers...

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