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Object audio - the way to immersive sound

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  

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 ( 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. 



The talk 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:  sqaure G6
and directions to the University campus can be found at
The venue is a 15-minute walk from Guildford station, or parking is free on campus after 5pm.

Wates House is at the South end of the campus up the hill clsoe to the cathdral.

 From the car park walk  o the path between the AQA builidng on  your right and the 

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

The lecture room is above the bar.
Enter Wates House by the main door, go up the stairs on the left,
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 lecture room.
(Toilets are by the entrance)