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January AES Meeting, Perceptual Sound Field Reconstruction & Coherent Synthesis

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just to let you all know that the AES meeting for January is as follows.
Coffee and Tea is normally available. No charge for visitors.
best wishes for everyone for the new year.
Peter B

London: Tuesday 13th January

Perceptual Sound Field Reconstruction and Coherent Synthesis

Zoran Cvetkovic, Professor of Signal Processing at King's College London

Imagine a group of fans cheering their team at the Olympics from a local pub, who want to feel transposed to the arena by experiencing a faithful and convincing auditory perspective of the scene they see on the screen. They hear the punch of the player kicking the ball and are immersed in the atmosphere as if they are watching from the sideline. Alternatively, imagine a small group of classical music aficionados following a broadcast from the Royal Opera at home, who want to have the experience of listening to it from best seats at the opera house. Imagine having finally a surround sound system with room simulators that actually sound like the spaces they are supposed to synthesise, or watching a 3D nature film in a home theatre where the sound closely follows the movements one sees on the screen. Imagine also a video game capable of providing a convincing dynamic auditory perspective that tracks a moving game player and responds to his actions, with virtual objects moving and acoustic environments changing. Finally, place all this in the context of visual technology that is moving firmly in the direction of "3D" capture and rendering, where enhanced spatial accuracy and detail are key features. In this talk we will present a technology that enables all these spatial sound applications using low-count multichannel systems.

This month's lecture is being held at King's College London, Nash Lecture Theatre, K2.31, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS. 6:30pm for 7:00pm start. All welcome. (Click here for further details.)