NAMM-LogoFriday to Sunday – January 19-22, 2017 – All Day 

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Presented by: Architect / Acoustician John Storyk, Founding Partner, Director of Design, WSDG

Title: John Storyk on Immersive Audio Studio Design

Lecture Date/Time: Saturday – January 21, 2017 –12:00pm — 12:50pm

Language: English

johnstoryk-by-tomlemkeIn an industry deluged by acronyms, Immersive Audio appears to have leapfrogged the trend (although I.A. or 3D Audio, may suffice). As with Surround Sound, Quad Sound and their various 3.1 – 5.1 – 7.1… etc., iterations, much of the noise made by these new innovations is focused on hype rather than on specific real world listener/viewer needs or actual desires. That said, I.A. systems for producing, distributing and receiving this new sound experience do exist, they work and, they are proliferating. As are project / Artist studios designed to record, produce and mix the most effective version of the I.A. experience. This presentation will explore Immersive Audio Studio Design, including acoustics, aesthetics, technology, systems development and integration. Areas to be covered will include: What needs to be done to equip, upgrade and future proof existing studios for the production, broadcast and streaming of Immersive Audio? What creative and/or technical issues differentiate traditional speaker performance from headphone/ earbud reception for I. A.? What loudness issues need to be addressed? e.g. Noise and quietness, Internal room responsiveness, Speech vs. music, Reflection and Absorption. There will be a brief Q&A.


NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Our association — and our trade shows — serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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