Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 18:15 to 21:00
Surrey University
Wates House Stag Hill
GU2 7UP Guildford , SRY
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Object-based audio systems are starting to appear in television broadcast standards,
though the challenges and opportunities of these are only starting to become apparent.
Learn about and hear how objects enable teh immersive exspieience - and meet the staff
and Students at Surrey Univeristy and Stag.tv  

Reflecting on work in the EPSRC funded  S3A project we will cover the basics of object-based audio,
and discuss some of the difficulties that still need to be resolved such as the integration
of reverberation into an object-based stream. We will also give an overview of some of
the opportunities for personalisation and adaptation offered by object-based audio,
from the typical examples of being able to switch commentary versions, to more advanced methods
to adjust intelligibility and render to consumer devices

The evening will conclude with demonstrations of some of the work conducted so far.

. The 5-year S3A project (http://www.s3a-spatialaudio.org) funded
by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and involving the Universities
of Surrey, Salford, and Southampton, as well as BBC Research and Development,
is looking into the technical and perceptual aspects of object-based audio. 

You can Download the  Presentation   and Poster 1 and Poster 2  from the evenings proceedings -
which ended with an excellent demonstration of Object audio in the 22.2 equipped listening room


The meeting will be held in the Treetops Room at the top of Wates House (above the bar!).
Wates House is indicated as “WA” on the campus map:  square G6
and directions to the University campus can be found at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/visit-university/how-get-here.

The venue is a 20 minute walk from Guildford station,

Route 1 Leave station by footbridge and rear exit. Turn right from the station along Guildford Park Road
and take the second turning on the right. Follow the path through the park-and-ride car park to the campus.

Route 2 Leave the station by the front entrance and turn left across the car park to Walnut Tree Close
walk a long way up Walnut Tree Close and when you see the "Jewson" sign turn left across Yorkers Bridge
to the University site Watch a video of the walk from the station to the main campus.

From this point which is common for both routes  Square L8 on the campus map:
Walk along the road and take the first left which passed at the Student  Union
and OAK house on your right Square I6 
carry on diagonally with Oak House on your Right and you will arrive at the Library
 and learning Centres LLC square G5 – veer left to follow the road to the mini roundabout
and then turn Left up the Hill to Watts House WA G6

 Or look at google maps

For those driving

Parking is free on campus after 5pm – enter the university site keep straight on
until you see car parks to your left See Campus Map Squares G or H 2.

From the car park walk to the path between the AQA building on your right and the Austin Pearce Building [AP]
then the James Joule Building [BC] on your left    

At the barrier on the Road - turn right and  follow the road up the hill past one mini roundabout
(with PATS on the right)
More Up the Hill to the second mini roundabout  go straight on/ Right to Wates House

 Wates House is at the South end of the campus up the hill close to the cathedral. “WA” on the campus map:  square G6

Enter Wates House by the main door, go up the stairs on the left,
and then turn left at the top of the stairs and cross the bridge.
At the far end of the bridge, turn left, up the stairs, and then left into the Treetops  room.
(Toilets are by the entrance)