How can we help the average Joe record and distribute immersive audio?
360° cameras are on the rise; let’s spec out some affordable and easy-to-use 360° (or even spherical) audio systems.
Some components to explore:
- The listening experience: What is the thriller app?
- Playback systems: Binaural? Multichannel? Head-tracking? Vibration enhanced? Scaled?
- Transmission systems: What are the file/transport format requirements?
- Mixing systems
- Composing and synthesizing systems
- Recording systems
I’ve listed these in reverse to imagine the payoff so we can identify ways to get there.
As a background question, what are some Joe-friendly ways to record and distribute immersive audio today? I’ve tried software to make “AC3” DVDs and DTS CDs, the Zoom H2N 5-mic recorder’s stereo mixdown, in-ear mics, and spatializer plugins, but none has really curled my mustache.