Workshop: Introduction to Spatial Audio

Workshop: Introduction to Spatial Audio

Saturday, March 9th 2024 from 14-17h (CET) / In English Language / In person at Spatial Media Lab HQ, An der Industriebahn 12, #407 1.OG, 13088 Berlin

Next month we will be hosting our first workshop in our new headquarters in Weißensee titled Introduction to Spatial Audio. We will have a 8.1.5 speaker arrangement placed in our Multi-Use room while our ambisonic/Atmos studio is currently under construction.

This course is designed for artists, hobbyists, and those interested in working in spatial audio. In this course you become familiar with the terms and tools in spatial audio and listen to some music in 3D. This is an introductory course which will lead to future workshops that go much deeper in the directions of composition, live performance, and mixing.

In this course, we will go over the most common spatial audio technologies and their respective requirements, but then ultimately focus on the Cockos Reaper digital audio workstation and the IEM Plugin Suite for both the cost (free) and relative ease of use. These tools are a great way to get started with a low barrier to entry.

In addition to the course itself, you will have an opportunity to ask questions to the instructor and hear demonstrations of musical pieces that were composed using ambisonics. Additionally, each participant will receive access to an supplemental document provided by the instructor that gives a more in-depth look into the history of spatial audio, as well as information on the many different competing renderers, plus a glossary of terms used in the field.

Flexible Pricing

For all of our courses, we’ve got three pricing options to make sure everyone can join based on their unique financial situations. Show fairness and appreciation for our efforts and the educators by acting with integrity. Evaluate your circumstances and select the ticket that aligns with your needs.

– General Pricing
You are working professionally as a self employed or freelancing person and want to learn spatial audio to advance your career and win new customers by expanding your skills.
Maybe you work as an employee in another field, but want to qualify yourself for new challenges, yet your company is not supporting you on this path.

– Membership Pricing
If you are currently a member of the Spatial Media Lab e.V. you are eligible for a 20% discount off of the General price. Keep your eyes peeled to our Telegram group for the discount codes!

Company Pricing
You are employed with or are running a company that will leverage the new skills acquired in their work with clients. You want to further qualify your employees and support them on their learning path.

– Scholarship*
If you simply can not afford our courses, please get in touch with us and we will discuss if you qualify for a scholarship.

Our Instructor

Andrew Rahman is a producer, sound designer, and composer. In 2017, he co-founded the Spatial Media Lab e.V., showcasing immersive multimedia at Zeiss-Großplanetarium. He collaborated on successful concerts with artists Carolina Eyck, Jan Wagner, and Discovery Zone. He received an Honors B.A. in Music from the University of California, Berkeley for his research on recording ambisonic impulse responses.

Good to know

► There is no prior knowledge of spatial audio needed.
► Reaper and the IEM Plugin Suite run on both Mac and Windows.
► The supplemental document will only be provided to participants who join the meetup.
► There are a maximum of 20 participants.
► The Spatial Media Lab e.V. is located in Weißensee and, depending on where you are coming from in Berlin, it can take more than an hour to arrive by public transit. Please plan to be 15-30 minutes early in case of transit issues.

Why should I learn spatial audio?

If you’re passionate about creating immersive soundscapes and spatial audio experiences for games, film, and VR, then our workshop is tailored just for you.

Introducing a cutting-edge workshop focused on making music and sound design in spatial audio. Say goodbye to stereo and welcome to an open and expansive tool-set to unleash your creative potential in 3D.

Free for personal and educational use: No restrictions, just pure learning and exploration in spatial audio.
Quick and easy installation: No copy protection or registration hassle, ensuring a hassle-free start to your spatial audio journey.
Use your existing mono/stereo effects: Seamlessly integrate your spatial audio creations with your typical workflow.

Discover a world where you can bring your music and sound design to the next level. Our workshop covers a range of topics, including:

Dolby Atmos, Ambisonics, Game Audio Integration, Film Soundscapes, Interactive Environments, Spatial Audio in VR, Real-time Sound Processing, and more.

Embrace the tools used by professionals in the field, from game developers to composers and sound designers for film. Whether you’re into interactive installations, music production, or sound design for film, games, and VR, our workshop provides a versatile platform for artists, designers, and technologists.

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your skills in music and sound design for spatial audio. Join our workshop and immerse yourself in the future of spatial audio creation!

Any questions?