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Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper - Links to download

2016-01-28

Unfortunately the Ambisonic Toolkit website has been down for several weeks. This is due to server problems that have turned out to be hard to resolve. Hopefully it will be fixed in the not to far future.

In the meantime, direct links to the latest version (1.0.0.b6) can be found here:

Windows: http://bit.ly/1N372zt
Mac: http://bit.ly/1N371vf

The Sound and Sculpture Conference

2016-01-25

The University of Huddersfield has an open call out for a two day conference on sound and sculpture May 27th & 28th 2016.

Music Moves: Free online course

2016-01-25

Music-moves

The fourMs lab at the University of Oslo is now offering the free online course Music Moves: Why Does Music Make You Move?.

At the end of the promo video, some Jamoma modules can be spotted.

Creating QuickTime movies with surround sound

2016-01-22

For both of my two recent installations, at Heimdal kunstforening (opened last Saturday) and Vestlandsutstillingen (opens tomorrow), I use surround sound synced to videos.

Initially I was looking into possibilities for using BluRay for playback, but it turned out that BluRay authoring is difficult, expensive, and with tight deadlines possibly risky, in particular when going beyond 5.1 surround. Authoring 7.1 surround would require the rather expensive DTS-HD Master Audio Suite for lossless encoding of audio, as well as the discontinued Adobe Encore program, and then it might be psosible to do — or not.

Instead I ended up using Mac minis for playback. It turns out that QuickTime supports surround sound with up to 24 channels. I did a bit of googling to figure out how to do this, and it seems to work out well. In the above screencast I show how to go about making a video with 6 channels (L – R – SL – SR – SBLSBR), and set up OSX to play them back properly.

Thanks to Gisle Tveito for getting me on the right track!

Installing for Vestlandsutstillingen

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Yesterday I went to Øystese to set up a new installaiton version of Muelheim an der Ruhr, August 2013 for Vestlandsutstillingen. This time it is presented as a living room installation. Over the next half year it will be touring Kabuso in Øystese, Sogn og Fjordane kunstmuseum in Førde, Kube in Ålesund and Kunsthall Stavanger.

We’ve had the most gorgeous winter weather for the past few weeks, and the drive to Øystese was was really beautiful.

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And just to make the day perfect, Kabuso was 10 years yesterday. That was duly celebrated.

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The opening is tomorrow, Saturday, at 1300.

 
 
 

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