AES UK Holds 22nd Conference on Psychoacoustics and Surround

Cambridge, England (March 23, 2007)--The Conference Committee of the British Section of the AES has announced details of its 22nd Conference to be held at New Hall College, Cambridge, April 11-12, 2007. Focused on: "Illusions in Sound - The Applications of Psychoacoustics To Audio," the two-day event will cover the techniques, technologies and controversies involved in creating convincing sonic illusions through the use of psychoacoustics.
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Cambridge, England (March 23, 2007)--The Conference Committee of the British Section of the AES has announced details of its 22nd Conference to be held at New Hall College, Cambridge, April 11-12, 2007. Focused on: "Illusions in Sound - The Applications of Psychoacoustics To Audio," the two-day event will cover the techniques, technologies and controversies involved in creating convincing sonic illusions through the use of psychoacoustics.

Topics to be explored by the 18 papers will include:

  • The role of psychoacoustics in consumer and sound reinforcement audio system and loudspeaker design
  • An overview of the latest developments in spatial recording and reproduction
  • Dramatic new techniques for realizing full with-height surround
  • A comparison of radical approaches to creating surround recordings
  • An overview of audio in the electronic games industry

    A special panel will discuss "What do we really want from surround-sound?" Presenters will explore capturing the 'sound' of real acoustic spaces for use in surround reverberation systems, and discuss applications of surround sound in radio drama. In addition to the papers, two demonstration rooms will offer current 'with-height' and 'planar' spatial reproduction systems. The Conference will be informative and compelling for audio professionals and academics involved in surround and spatial audio for: broadcasting, feature films, music recording, gaming, sound reinforcement or consumer electronics.

    Optional overnight accommodation for the conference has been organized to enhance networking potential and provide a full appreciation of the ambience of The New Hall College For Women in Cambridge. Set on 11 acres of grounds with informal lawns and gardens, the campus is considered a modern architectural masterpiece. Proceedings, lunch and Wedneday evening's dinner are included in the registration fee.

    For more information on attending the AES 22nd UK Conference visit the Conference web site: www.aes.org/ukconference.