Spatial Audio (DESC9137)


Unit content: Stereophonic, binaural, and multichannel surround sound production techniques; Spatial acoustics and auditory spatial perception; spatial hearing and auditory spatial attributes (beyond localization): spatial sound quality; high resolution spatial audio recording and rendering techniques; auralisation in architectural design; virtual auditory space and hybrid real/virtual sound spaces; and interactive spatial audio technology and applications. By completing this unit students will acquire: strong theoretical foundations in spatial audio; experience with spatial audio systems (physical and computational); an appreciation of spatial audio potential of emerging technologies; and an ability to integrate spatial audio into their broader practice.

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Seminars 3 hrs/wk


1 x 1000wd project proposal (10%); 1 x 2000wd review (20%); review presentation (20%); final project (40%); participation (10%)

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DESC9138 and DESC9011

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