The Conference Committee of the British Section of the Audio Engineering Society has announced details of its 22nd Conference to be held at New Hall College, Cambridge, April 11-12, 2007. Illusions in Sound – The Applications of Psychoacoustics To Audio, the two-day event will cover the techniques, technologies and controversies involved in creating convincing sonic illusions through the use of psychoacoustics – our knowledge of how the ear/brain combination works to enable us to hear and localise sounds around us.
Topics to be explored by the 18 papers will include:
- The role of psychoacoustics in consumer and sound reinforcement audio system and loudspeaker design
- An overview of the latest developments in spatial recording and reproduction
- Dramatic new techniques for realizing full with-height surround
- A comparison of radical approaches to creating surround recordings
- An overview of audio in the electronic games industry
A special panel will consider, “What do we really want from surround-sound?” Presenters will explore capturing the ‘sound’ of real acoustic spaces for use in surround reverberation systems, and discuss applications of surround-sound in radio drama. In addition to the papers, two demonstration rooms will offer current ‘with-height’ and ‘planar’ spatial reproduction systems. The Conference is a must for audio professionals and academics involved in surround and spatial audio for: broadcasting, feature films, music recording, gaming, sound reinforcement or consumer electronics.
Optional overnight accommodation for the conference has been organised to enhance networking potential and provide a full appreciation of the ambience of The New Hall College For Women in Cambridge. Set on 11 acres of grounds with informal lawns and gardens the campus is considered a modern architectural masterpiece. Proceedings, lunch and Wedneday evening’s dinner are included in the registration fee.
For more information on attending the AES 22nd UK Conference visit the Conference website – or email [email protected]