Episode 102 David Lopez de Arenosa (Curious Immersive)


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Episode 102 David Lopez de Arenosa (Curious Immersive)

This episode is sponsored by HHB Communications, the UK’s leader in Pro Audio Technology. For years HHB has been delivering the latest and most innovative pro audio solutions to the world’s top recording studios, post facilities, and broadcasters. The team at HHB provide best-in-class consultation, installation, training, and technical support to customers who want to build or upgrade their studio environment for immersive audio workflow. To find out more or book a demo at their HQ facility visit www.hhb.co.uk


In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel and Monica Bolles are joined by the live sound engineer and immersive audio specialist – David Lopez de Arenosa from LA, US.

David Lopez de Arenosa is a live sound engineer and immersive audio specialist. He has deployed sound systems for some of the largest concerts and festivals in the United States such as Coachella and EDC Las Vegas, and has mixed front-of-house and monitors for many world-renowned artists across a multitude of genres. He is also the founder of Curious Immersive, a design and production company that brings immersive audio technologies to the live entertainment industry. Recent projects include the Sonic Sphere New York, the Polygon Stage at Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand, and many brand activations and fan experiences for companies such as Audible, Cisco, Warner Music Group and more.

David talks about the entire process of getting an immersive live show from the studio to the crowds, covering pre-production, different immersive rendering technologies, mixing techniques and sound systems.

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Show Notes

David Lopez de Arenosa LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-lopez-de-arenosa/

Curious Immersive – https://www.curiousimmersive.com/

Envelope  – https://envelop.us/page/software

L-ISA – https://l-isa.l-acoustics.com/technology/

Spat Revolution – https://www.flux.audio/project/spat-revolution/

Soundscape – https://www.dbsoundscape.com/global/en/

Polygon – https://www.facebook.com/PolygonLiveStage/

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