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|Dienstag, 7. Juli
2009, TU Hochhaus, Auditorium 1, 20. Etage|
Vortrag findet statt im Rahmen des Research Colloquium Usability.|
last few decades, the development of audio reproduction and
spatialization techniques greatly benefits from composers whose
pioneering work constantly inspires researchers to refine spatial
audio (e.g. Stockhausen, Chowning, Boulez). However, novel
spatialization tools developed by engineers and researchers hardly
find their way from the developers' labs into the composition studios.
To make future developments more applicable, researchers have to
understand this current lack of coherence between development and
artistic use. In this talk, first, results of a quantitative study are
presented and shows how composers use spatialization, what spatial
aspects are essential and what functionalities spatial audio systems
should strive to include or improve. Secondly, ViMiC (Virtual
Microphone Control), a novel spatial rendering software is shown.
ViMiC provides a computer-generated virtual environment for the
purpose of creating spatial sounds scenes. Apart from positioning
sound sources, other spatial aspects, such as source width, distance,
and room impression, can be created in real-time, particularly for
concert situations and site-specific immersive installations. It will
be demonstrated how ViMiC can be used to spatially enrich sound
Nils Peters is a PhD Candidate
in Music Technology at McGill University and affiliated with the
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology
(CIRMMT). His research focuses on the Perception and Modeling of
spatialized sounds. He studied electrical and audio engineering at the
University for Music and Dramatic Arts and the University of
Technology (Graz, Austria) and graduated with distinction. He has
worked as an audio engineer in the fields of recording, postproduction
and live electronics in Germany, Austria, France and Canada.