AFMG and IOSONO take new acoustical approach
10 November 2011
Germany - IOSONO, a provider of spatial audio systems and Berlin-based AFMG, creators of EASE, the industry-standard for simulation of room acoustics, recently teamed up to develop a new approach to making virtual acoustical environments audible.
"Architects, their clients, engineers or even movie sound designers will enter into a new world of possibilities to engulf listeners in the sound of a virtual surrounding," says Frank Melchior, CTO at IOSONO.
"Just imagine that a number of listeners can all enjoy an identical acoustical experience at the same time, no matter where in the room they are sitting," adds Stefan Feistel, manager of AFMG. "Architects will hold their presentations not only with a slideshow of photo-realistic pictures but talking live within the acoustical situation of the room simulated in EASE. Designs of concert halls, cinemas, sound recording studios can all benefit significantly by such a solution."
The two companies will employ IOSONO's IPC100 audio processor and dedicated realtime convolution filters calculated by EASE to render a spatially oriented auralization throughout a large listening area. The IPC100 expands the virtual sound field even of small to mid-sized loudspeaker arrangements using IOSONO's spatial reproduction algorithms based on wave-field synthesis. A listener's turn of the head will give the same impression as turning inside the venue auralized.
"IOSONO is offering innovative, flexible 3D audio systems that provide great, additional opportunities for the high quality binaural auralizations produced by EASE. It is important for us to make use of this state-of-the-art technology," Stefan Feistel remarks.
One of IOSONO's latest installations is the Grand Cinema Digiplex in Romania's capital Bucharest. Using EASE the IOSONO team simulated the cinema's acoustics, even before the auditorium was built. The top screen features an IOSONO sound system with 59 speakers and four additional subwoofers.
Frank Melchior says, "EASE allows for a fast verification of acoustic environments and system designs far more realistic than its competitors. It has proven a very useful tool for us. AFMG has a strong background in simulation and auralization and we're looking forward to be working with them on new pro audio solutions."
acoustical approach IOSONO spatial audio systems EASE simulation room acoustics virtual environments Architects even sound listeners Frank Melchior Stefan Feistel AFMG simulated auralization additional system
Related Stories from LSi Online
12 March 2013
Germany - Fohhn Audio, together with leading spatial audio solutions provider IOSONO, has opened Europe's largest state-of-the-art 3D audio demonstration facility in its Nürtingen-based SoundLab. The system offers a ... More >>
1 October 2012
Germany - Patents in the US and Germany have been granted to AFMG for their Real Time Deconvolution technology. Further patents are pending. Real Time Deconvolution algorithms are the significant factor in SysTune's ... More >>
31 August 2012
Australia - Korngold's opera Die tote Stadt successfully premiered at the Sydney Opera House with IOSONO 3D sound on 30 June, 2012. The elaborate production by Opera Australia is breaking new ground as the ... More >>
30 July 2012
Spain - Work has recently released the first EASE data files (.gll format) available for its products. With it, Work provides "a first class tool to audio engineers, in order to evaluate and predict acoustic ... More >>
27 July 2012
UAE - The demand for professional audio training in the Middle East is constantly on the rise. The most recent event, a three-day training on the theory and use of EASE acoustic simulation and measurement software ... More >>
Page 71: from Lobo will be the IOSONO 3D sound system. Based on wave field synthesis, it “opens up completely
Page 101: required for IOSONO - the brand name under which the IDMT markets its Wave Field Synthesis. The huge