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Saturday, May 20 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Creative Coding for Spatial Sound FULL

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The tools for sound spatialization are still relatively underdeveloped, compared with the wealth of software tools available for sound processing in even the most basic Digital Audio Workstations. This limitation is even more acute when spatializing for high-density loudspeaker arrays, rather than lower order arrays such as 5.1 or octophonic. Some of the powerful spatialization tools generally available, such as Ambisonics and VBAP, are realtively simple to use but conceptually limited in their models for spatialization. This workshop will demonstrate how to code spatial effects using the free, open-source program SuperCollider. Through the coding process, we will learn how to gain dramatic creative control over spatialization, and discover new possibilities for combining spatialization with other forms of Digital Signal Processing.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own sound sources to experiment with. 

This session will take place in a site-specific hexaphonic audio environment designed and installed by engineers from Virginia Tech ICAT. 

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Program Themes
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Spatial Sound

The spatial location of sound is as important as pitch and rhythm. Experiments with "Spatial Music" have informed composition since the early nineteen-hundreds. But today, 21st century technologies for audio recording, production, and playback have revived an interest in surround... Read More →

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Eric Lyon

Professor, Virginia Tech
Eric Lyon’s work focuses on articulated noise, chaos music, spatial orchestration, and computer chamber music. His software includes FFTease and LyonPotpourri, collections of externals for Max/MSP and Pd. He authored “Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd,” and more recently... Read More →

Program Partners
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Virginia Tech ICAT

A university-level research institute sitting at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered within Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. By forging a pathway between transdisciplinary research and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial discovery, the institute works to foster the creative process to create new possibilities for explora... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7