A Global Approach to Three-Dimensional Sound Production

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A Global Approach to Three-Dimensional Sound Production

Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2008
Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 2008
Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2008

Increasingly, surround sound is being incorporated into media and artistic productions. Because sound content on DVD-Video and HDTV is invariably multiphonic, multimedia artists must consider this potential in the creation and production process. However, those who wish to appropriate the technology and integrate it into their approach may be intimidated by the large number of formats, in terms of signal encoding, broadcast standards and distribution media. There is a solution to all the questions raised by working in multiphonic sound: the Ambisonic system. This system covers all aspects of surround sound production: acquisition, synthesis, processing and reproduction of sound content in three dimensions. The comprehensive approach of the Ambisonic system is fully compatible with the most popular technologies, such as Dolby Digital and DTS, and with mainstream distribution media like DVD and HDTV.

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Daniel Courville

Daniel Courville has been a lecturer in sound production and applied computer technology at UQAM’s École des médias since 1990. He is a music producer and since 1988, has been interested in three-dimensional sound recording, processing and reproduction, particularly in Ambisonics. Recently, he has been investigating the integration of Ambisonics into sound production and post-production environments through the development of modular software tools. Daniel Courville holds a master’s degree in communications from UQAM.

Stéphane Claude

Stéphane Claude is an electronic_acoustic composer and sound engineer. His research is based on integrating a conceptual and physiological framework of audio recording and sound installation for different diffusion contexts in the electronic arts. His interests gravitate around the communication of a formal aesthetic, of a transductive experience of the electronic medium, an exploration of digital signal processing, the parameters of acoustic and sound in spaces. His work has been published by ATAK(JP), LINE, DRAGON’S EYE RECORDINGS (US), ORAL (CA), among others. He is the co-founder of the art research unit Ælab with artist and professor Gisèle Trudel. The work of Ælab has been shown internationally.  As an audio consultant, he participates in the conception, production and integration of presentation spaces, of specialized analog and digital creation and production studios for artist run centers, institutions and independant sites.