Sourround sound is used for music, film production, games, video, sound installations and in sound design for stage. This workshop provides a practical and creative introduction to the topic for beginners, with a particular emphasis on using Ambisonics in the REAPER DAW. The workshop is led by Trond Lossius and is a collaboration between BEK and Lydgalleriet.
The workshop aims at developing practical skills as well as artistic and creative experience. Use the workshop to work on and develop your own creative ideas and projects, with supervision. Wednesday evening there will be a Multi concert at Lydgalleriet/Østre. Following that we move from BEK to Lydgalleriet for the last two days of the workshop. At Lydgalleriet you will get the opportunity to play, listen to and experiment with the 25-channel 3D ambisonic rig. The workshop will be covering the following topics:
General introduction to surround sound and spatial hearing Working with surround sound in the REAPER Digital Audio Workstation Using multichannel sound cards and setting up multichannel playback systems Introduction to ambisonics Recording for surround and ambisonics sound production, using equipment available at BEK. Encoding mono, stereo and surround sound recordings to ambisonics Decoding ambisonics sound fields to mono, stereo, UHJ stereo, various surround speaker configurations and decoding for binaural headphone listening Spatially transforming ambisonics sound fields using the Ambisonic Toolkit (ATK) for Reaper Effect processing of ambisonic sound fields Surround sound in video production using Final Cut Pro X Working with higher-order ambisonics Using surround sound in your own artistic and creative projects
Participants are expected to have some prior knowledge with audio editing in DAW programs such as Logic, Cubase, Reaper, ProTools, Ableton Live or similar. The workshop is free, but participants are expected to bring their own laptop (Win or OSX), headphones, and a licenses for the REAPER software.
The workshop lasts for five days, running from 10:00 to 16:00. Workshop leader is Trond Lossius.