Sennheiser and Lawo deliver Dubai 3D audio workshop
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
dubaiSennheiser, Dolby, Neumann and Lawo successfully conducted the region’s first workshop dedicated to 3D audio capture
UAE - Sennheiser, Dolby, Neumann and Lawo conducted a workshop dedicated to 3D audio to educate regional specialists on capturing, processing and mixing techniques.
Company representatives presented sessions on capturing sound in 3D, mixing, controlling and monitoring immersive sound formats, and establishing efficient encoding workflows for optimum results. Also included were listening sessions designed to expose attendees to audio content originally recorded in 3D as well as recordings up-mixed using Sennheiser's patented algorithm.
Attendees were also introduced to 3D and object based audio formats – Ambeo by Sennheiser and Dolby Atmos respectively. Sessions that were particularly well received included one on Mixing immersive sound formats, conducted by Lucas Zwicker, technical product manager audio production of Lawo and the session by Dolby presented by senior content manager, Vikram Joglekar, which brought attendees up to speed on the company’s latest developments and roadmap.
Peter Van Dam, technical advisor - CEOs office at LIVE HD Broadcast Facilities, said: “For now in the region we are limited to 5.1 in TV broadcast while immersive audio in TV broadcast is not really on the agenda. Workshops like this help create awareness to the region. Having the right people to explain it in a way that everyone can understand and see the need for it, combined with the new video technology and video standards, is a very good initiative.”
Bruno Silva, one of the managers of Sound and Broadcast at Royal Opera House Muscat who also attended the workshop said: “The main highlight of this workshop for me was the live music capture [presented by Tonmeister Gregor Zielinsky, international recording applications manager at Sennheiser], as that’s what we do in the opera house Muscat.”
Silva and Van Dam echoed the general consensus among attendees that there is need for more discussion around 3D audio in the Middle East. “I think more events like this should happen and perhaps there should be even more detailed workshops into all the three different areas we’ve seen here today and the related products. It’s good to have these generic workshops, and it would also be good to see more detailed workshops in the future,” concluded Silva.
(Jim Evans)

Latest Issue. . .

Tweets from our Friends