|The Fourth Annual Interactive
PROJECT BAR-B-Q 1999
Group Report: The Sound Pressure Lobby
|Participants:||Alexander Brandon; Straylight Productions|
|Tony Chu; T-Square Design||Dan Brown; Apple Computer|
|Dennis Staats; Dolby Laboratories||Bobby Prince; bobby prince Music|
|Stan Neuvo; Ion Storm||Facilitator: David Battino|
Our mission: To encourage content providers and equipment manufacturers to provide high-quality computer audio and promote awareness among media and consumers of the benefits of it.
At this current time, quality audio is the exception rather than the rule. This situation is compromising the effectiveness of the experience that would be gained if more attention and resources were devoted to enabling the best the audio world has to offer.
What is "quality audio"?
Who defines "quality audio"?
It will establish standards for audio hardware. Some of these physical specifications might include:
It would also establish benchmarks such as:
These standards and benchmarks would for the backbone of the group and promote the growth of quality audio through testing and analysis.
How it will be done
These key entities would be visited by members of the committee to discuss our mission, to provide reasons for participating in the effort, and the rewards of doing so. The main tool of the group would be a multimedia presentation, most likely in the form of DVD or an equivalent. This presentation would include the following:
The second task is to establish awards to be given for both technical and artistic merit. Audio professionals are passionate about their craft. They have made it their life's work and are driven to produce the absolute best product they can. Frequently, these efforts are not recognized by the general public, manufacturers, the media, and even their own peers. Game soundtracks and other computer-based entertainment are often not recognized for either their technical merit nor artistic value.
We propose the establishment of awards for the computer audio community. These awards would be granted by the voting of the members of the group. Such awards would be given on a regular basis. The categories for these awards would include the following categories:
The award would be supported by the use of recognizable logos controlled by CAEG and other promotion.
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