25th AES UK Conference: Programme

25th AES UK Conference: Spatial Audio in Today’s 3D World
in association with the
4th International Symposium on Ambisonics and Spherical Acoustics

University of York
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK

Sunday 25th March – Tuesday 27th March 2012


PROGRAMME (Updated 6th March)

Timings and running order may be subject to change.

View all the programme abstracts here, or click on a paper’s title to access it directly.

Sunday 25th March

16:00 – Registration opens

17:00 –

Optional pre-conference Ambisonics ‘primer’

An introduction to the mathematics of Ambisonics
Filippo M Fazi PhD, Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Group, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK

Monday 26th March

08:45 – Registration opens

09:30 – Welcome

09:40 – Session A: Microphones

Paper 1: Metrics for performance assessment of mixed-order Ambisonics spherical microphone arrays
Sylvain Favrot & Marton Marschall, Centre for Applied Hearing Research, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Paper 2: Investigations on cylindrical microphone arrays
Fabio Kaiser, Student, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz; Hannes Pomberger & Franz Zotter, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Paper 3: A comparison of different surround sound recording and reproduction techniques based on the use of a 32 capsules microphone array, including the influence of panoramic video
Fabio Manola, Adriano Farina & Andrea Genovese, University of York, UK

12:25 – Lunch

13:35 – Welcome back

13:40 – Session B: Binaural and Multichannel

Paper 4: HRTF interpolation and ITD personalization for binaural synthesis using spherical harmonics
Matthieu Aussal, François Alouges & Brian FG Katz, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France

Paper 5: Fast measurement system for spatially continuous individual HRTFs
Martin Pollow, Bruno Masiero, Pascal Dietrich, Janina Fels & Michael Vorländer, Institute of Technical Acoustics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Paper 6: Recording surround sound with height
Mike Skeet, freelance location sound recordist; John Willett, Circle Sound Services, UK

Paper 7: Vambu Sound: A mixed-technique 4-D reproduction system with a heightened frontal localisation area
Martin J. Morrell, Chris Baume & Joshua D. Reiss, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Workshop 1: Future-proof surround sound mixing using Ambisonics and Reaper
Bruce Wiggins, Electronics and Sound Dept, School of Technology, University of Derby, UK

17:50 – Close of Day 1 followed by Drinks Reception


Tuesday 27th March

09:00 – Welcome

09:10 – Session C: Synthesis and Simulation

Paper 8: Synthesis of directional sound sources with complex radiation patterns using a planar array of loudspeakers
Christoph Sladeczek, Albert Zhykhar & Sandra Brix, Akustik, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, IDMT Ilmenau, Germany, Germany

Paper 9: A loudspeaker-based room acoustics simulation for real-time musical performance
Jude S. Brereton, Damian T Murphy & David M Howard, AudioLab, Department of Electronics, University of York, UK

Paper 10: Ambisonic synthesis of directional sources using non-spherical loudspeaker arrays
Jorge Treviño, Yukio Iwaya & Yôiti Suzuki, Graduate School of Information Sciences/Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University; Takuma Okamoto, Graduate School of Information Sciences/School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Katahira, Japan

Paper 11: Computationally efficient simulation of crowd sounds in an Ambisonics listening room
Pedro Novo, Anthony Chilton, Arthur Lewis-Nunes & Neil McBride, Max Fordham LLP, London, UK

12:20 – Lunch

13:20 – Welcome back

Workshop 2: 3D sound with the Ambisonic Toolkit
Joseph Anderson, Independent Artist; Joshua Parmenter, DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

14.25 – Session D: Higher Order Ambisonics / Perception


Paper 13: ESPRO 2.0 – Implementation of a surrounding 350-loudspeaker array for 3D sound field reproduction
Markus Noisternig, Thibaut Carpentier & Olivier Warusfel, Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Research Group, IRCAM – CNRS UMR STMS, Paris, France

Paper 14: Spectral impairment of enclosed HOA
Peter Stitt, Stephanie Bertet & Maarten van Walstijn, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK

Paper 15: Distance perception in real and virtual environments
Marcin Gorzel, David Corrigan, John Squires & Frank Boland, Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Gavin Kearney, University of York, UK

16:55 – Closing remarks

17:10 – Conference close

There will also be a number of Poster Presentations in the Rymer Auditorium foyer. Click here for a list.

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