Postponed: Audio Definition Modelling in Broadcast.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2099 - 18:00
Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Solent University
East Park Terrace Spark Building
SO14 0YN Southampton
United Kingdom
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Meeting postponed due to availability of the speaker.

This will be rescheduled as soon as practical. Please accept our apologies for this change to the event.


This joint meeting between the Solent Student SMPTE Chapter and the AES, discusses audio. The Audio Definition Model is a specification of metadata that can be used to describe object-based audio, scene-based audio and channel-based audio. It can be included in BWF WAVE files or used as a streaming format in production environments. This talk will discuss the development and application of the Audio Definition Model, including the BBC Audio Toolkit.



David Marston, BBC R&D Dave Marston joined BBC R&D in 2000, initially working on DAB and then moving on to audio coding research and testing. Among the many areas of audio research Dave has been involved in, subjective testing has been an important area. He has been involved in EBU projects over several years, and was chairman of the FAR-BWF group (improving the BWAV file format). Another area of his expertise is semantic audio, including managing of the M4 (Making Musical Mood Metadata) collaborative project. Over recent years Dave has been involved in the development of the Audio Definition Model (ADM), a metadata model used to describe future audio formats. He has developed the ADM from the initial concept and has turned into an international standard that is now being adopted across the audio industry. He was has also been involved in two recent EU-funded projects: ICoSOLE (leading the BBC work) and ORPHEUS. Getting There Parking space cannot be guaranteed, but is usually available in the main university car park, accessed off St Andrews Road (SO40 0YN). Other city centre car parks are available. We are within 5 minutes walk of Southampton Central Rail station.