Episode 97 Patrick Cairns  (AudioLab, Immersive Network Music Performance)

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Episode 97 Patrick Cairns (AudioLab, Immersive Network Music Performance)

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

Summary

In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel is joined by the remote audio network engineer and PhD candidate at AudioLab, the University of York – Patrick Cairns from Glasgow, Scotland.

Patrick graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University (2019) with a BSc in Audio Systems Engineering. Patrick has since achieved an MSc by research in Audio Technology at the Audiolab, University of York (2021), where they currently continue their research as a PhD student. Patrick’s research explores the development, application and evaluation of bleeding-edge network music performance systems, with a focus on immersive audio. This work investigates how spatial audio and virtual acoustics can be applied to make network music experiences more like live performance, and examines the effect this can have on the way we interact with one another musically in shared virtual spaces. Patrick’s research also includes high-impact industry collaboration within the MINERVA project. Beyond academia, Patrick is an avid enthusiast of all things audio and has experience in various roles across the industry, including broadcast, live sound, sound for film, and music recording and production.

Patrick discusses in depth the current advancements in remote spatial audio networking for a range of industry use cases covering the core technology, signal flow and production workflows.

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Show Notes

Patrick Cairns Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-cairns-178387248/  

Patrick Cairns AudioLab – https://audiolab.york.ac.uk

University of York – https://www.york.ac.uk/

Musical Interactions in Networked Experiences using Real-time Virtual Audio (MINERVA) – https://audiolab.york.ac.uk/minerva/

Scalable Audio Frameworks For Immersive Realtime Experiences (SAFFIRE) – https://audiolab.york.ac.uk/saffire/

AudioLab’s Spatial Audio Library, York – Huddersfield Networked Performance – https://audiolab.york.ac.uk/library/york-huddersfield-performance/

Evaluation of Metaverse Music Performance With BBC Maida Vale Recording Studios – https://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=22139

Recording Music in the Metaverse: A case study of XR BBC Maida Vale Recording Studios – https://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=21842

Immersive Network Music Performance: Design and Practical Deployment of a system for Immersive Vocal Performance – https://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=20918

Parametric Evaluation of Ensemble Vocal Performance Using an Immersive Network Music Performance Audio System – https://secure.aes.org/forum/pubs/journal/?elib=21541

AES Paper: Context-Based Evaluation of the Opus Audio Codec for Spatial Audio Content in Virtual Reality – https://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=22037

Our Sponsors

Innovate Audio offers a range of software-based spatial audio processing tools. Their latest product, panLab Console, is a macOS application that adds 3D spatial audio rendering capabilities to live audio mixing consoles, including popular models from Yamaha, Midas and Behringer. This means you can achieve an object-based audio workflow, utilising the hardware you already own. Immersive Audio Podcast listeners can get an exclusive 20% discount on all panLab licences, use code Immersive20 at checkout. Find out more at innovateaudio.co.uk *Offer available until June 2024.*

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Credits

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

Episode 90 Halina Rice (Electronic Music Production & Live Performance)

Summary

This episode is sponsored by Innovate Audio. Innovate Audio offers a range of software-based spatial audio processing tools. Their latest product, panLab Console, is a macOS application that adds 3D spatial audio rendering capabilities to live audio mixing consoles, including popular models from Yamaha, Midas and Behringer. This means you can achieve an object-based audio workflow, utilising the hardware you already own. Immersive Audio Podcast listeners can get an exclusive 20% discount on all panLab licences, use code Immersive20 at checkout. Find out more at innovateaudio.co.uk *Offer available until June 2024.*

In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel and Monica Bolles are joined by electronic music producer and AV artist Halina Rice, from London, UK. 

Halina Rice is an ‘immersive first’ electronic music producer and AV artist working at the intersection of music, art and technology with her sold-out live shows being described as “part rave, part art-happening.” Creating music that spans from abstract sound design to beat-driven IDM, her performances and installations are often presented in spatial sound in both physical venues as well as metaverse and VR environments. Halina also gives masterclasses and keynotes on the use of spatial sound in immersive performance.

Halina talks about the process of producing and preparing for her live sets, working with L-Acoustic’s L-ISA system, and shares practical insights on how performing with a spatial audio array differs from working with traditional playback systems.

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Show Notes

Halina Rice Website – https://www.halinarice.com/

Halina Rice Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/halina-rice-322b441/

Halina Rice Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/halinarice_music/

Creating with L-ISA Studio x Halina Rice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eouXXJwmXO4

HALINA RICE – IMMERSIVE LIVESET AT EARTH, LONDON – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=339pQhXJnVE

Halina Rice performing live in The Blueprint – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FAtoOR5tXM

AOMedia Advances the Audio Innovation Era with First-ever Audio Specification Offered Under Its Royalty-free License – https://aomedia.org/press%20releases/AOMedia-Advances-the-Audio-Innovation-Era/

HARMAN Professional Solutions To Acquire FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING – https://news.harman.com/releases/harman-professional-solutions-to-acquire-flux-software-engineering

Episode 45 Guillaume Le Nost (L-Acoustics) – https://immersiveaudiopodcast.com/episode-45-guillaume-le-nost-l-acoustics/

Episode 57 Hugo Larin (Flux:: Immersive – SPAT Revolution) – https://immersiveaudiopodcast.com/episode-57-hugo-larin-flux-immersive-spat-revolution/

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We want to hear from you! We really value our community and would appreciate it if you would take our very quick survey and help us make the Immersive Audio Podcast even better: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3Y9B2MJ Thank you!

Credits

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