Episode 77 HOLOPLOT (3D Audio-Beamforming and Wave Field Synthesis)

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Episode 77 HOLOPLOT (3D Audio-Beamforming and Wave Field Synthesis)


This episode is sponsored by Berlin-based pro-audio company HOLOPLOT, which features the multi-award-winning X1 Matrix Array. X1 is software-driven, combining 3D Audio-Beamforming and Wave Field Synthesis to achieve authentic sound localisation and complete control over sound in both the vertical and horizontal axes. HOLOPLOT is pivoting the revolution in sound control, enabling the positioning of virtual loudspeakers within a space, allowing for a completely new way of designing and experiencing immersive audio on a large scale. To find more, visit  https://holoplot.com.

In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel and Monica Bolles are joined by the HOLOPLOT team, Segment Manager for Performing Arts and Live – Reese Kirsh and Segment Manager for Immersive and Experiential Applications – Natalia Szczepanczyk and the award-winning sound designer Gareth Fry. We hold a detailed discussion on HOLOPLOT’s technical hardware and software capabilities and talk about the recent David Hockney exhibition at Lightroom, where Gareth shares his experience in creating content and working with this paradigm-shifting technology.

Reese Kirsh has been working within the performing arts sector for over a decade in various roles, including Head of Sound for some of the largest West End and Broadway productions, before joining HOLOPLOT as Performing Arts Segment Manager. He’s very aware of the narrative around immersive and what it means to deliver the right tech to empower creative content rather than distract from it.

Natalia Szczepanczyk is the Segment Manager for Immersive and Experiential Applications at HOLOPLOT. She has a design and consultancy background and previously worked with loudspeaker manufacturer Genelec and consultancies Mouchel and Buro Happold. Natalia specialises in audio system design and acoustics for experiential audience experiences within the themed entertainment sectors.

Gareth Fry is a sound designer best known for his cutting-edge work in theatre and his collaborations with many leading UK theatre directors and companies. His work includes over 20 productions at the National Theatre, over 20 at the Royal Court and countless more at venues such as the Bridge Theatre, Old Vic, Young Vic, in the West End and many more. He has also designed events and exhibitions, from the V&A’s landmark David Bowie Is exhibition to being asked by Danny Boyle to design the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games and having received a number of awards for his work.  

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Show Notes

HOLOPLOT Offical Website – https://holoplot.com/

Reese Kirsh – https://www.linkedin.com/in/reesekirsh/

Natalia Szczepanczyk – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nszcz/

Gareth Fry – https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-fry-32b8217/

HOLOPLOT Plan Software – https://holoplot.com/?/software/

Lightroom – https://holoplot.com/lp_lightroom/

Lightroom (David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) – https://lightroom.uk/?gad=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsIejBhDOARIsANYqkD269P44zmkGRBKcwg-hRQEfn8FckxGBcBRzJBxTcwxGjmWQ7Rdhl8AaAncTEALw_wcB

The soundscapes of Illuminarium – https://holoplot.com/applications/

HOLOPLOT Official Rental Provider – https://www.ct-group.com/uk/


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This episode was produced by Oliver Kadel and Emma Rees and included music by Rhythm Scott.