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Applied multichannel recording of a contemporary symphony orchestra for virtual reality

Reed, Luke; Harries, Martyn; Hurr, Alexandre; Knight, Mathew

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Luke Reed Luke.Reed@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Music Technology

Martyn Harries Martyn.Harries@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Audio & Music Technology

Alexandre Hurr

Mathew Knight



Abstract

Capturing musical performances for Virtual Reality (VR) is of growing interest to engineers, cultural organisations and the public. The application of ambisonic workflows in conjunction with binauralisation through head related transfer functions enables perception and localisation of sound sources within three dimensional space, crucially enabling height perception. While there are many excellent examples of orchestral recordings in VR, however, few make use of the height perception and favour ‘on stage’ horizontal positioning. This engineering brief presents a contemporary symphony orchestral performance captured with multichannel spot recordings and produced in second order ambisonics in which 51 performers were individually split and positioned across five levels of the performance space. The paper looks to critically discuss the methods employed addressing the workflow through pre-production, capture and post-production.

Citation

Reed, L., Harries, M., Hurr, A., & Knight, M. (2019). Applied multichannel recording of a contemporary symphony orchestra for virtual reality. In 2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio. , (105)

Conference Name 2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio
Start Date Mar 17, 2019
End Date Mar 17, 2019
Acceptance Date Feb 22, 2019
Online Publication Date Mar 17, 2019
Publication Date Mar 17, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 1, 2019
Pages 105
Book Title 2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio
Keywords cinematic, VR, 360 film, ambisonics, contemporary, orchestra, spatial, 3D, audio, workflow
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/851913
Publisher URL http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=20441

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