Icsa 2017
Sep 7th to 10th, 2017
Graz, Austria


ICSA 2017 4th International Conference on Spatial Audio | September 7th to 10th, 2017, Graz, Austria #vdticsa

Ambisonics Summer School 2017

A Compact Presentation of In-depth Ambisonics Principles and Practice

Right after the ICSA in Graz, the IEM offers continuing education courses to professionals and students through its Ambisonics Summer School. The Summer School illustrates technical and psychoacoustic principles in Ambisonics.

Moreover, it provides an opportunity to broaden the newly acquired knowledge in three workshop sessions:

Ambisonic Recording and Production:

Recording with first-order and higher-order microphones, in combinations with spot microphones and practical uses of software in post-production.

Do-It-Yourself Head Tracker and dynamic binaural synthesis in Ambisonics:

Assembly of a compact plug-and-play tracker for real-time gesture control and head-tracking as a portable USB Midi; use of DAWs for binaural synthesis and controlling spatialization parameters.

Spatialization using Cubical and Icosahedral Loudspeaker Arrays:

Beamforming with compact spherical loudspeaker arrays, efficient activation thereof as well as use in spatialization for distance and movement paths, discussion of the three-dimensional sounds perceived.

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... and save your discount when attending both ICSA and Summer School!

ICSA participants pay EUR 100 or EUR 50 (students) to attend. Non-attendees of the ICSA pay EUR 200 or EUR 80 (students). Costs include attending the Summer School workshops and a contribution toward the small hardware components that are made, as well as snacks.
Registration closes on the 3rd of September 2017.

Summer School Basic Facts

Date of event: 11th to 13th of September 2017
Venue: Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM)
Inffeldgasse 10/III
8010 Graz

The Summer School is held in English.

Ambisonics Summer School, Spherical Harmonics deg3

Ambisonic Summer School Timetable

Monday, September 11th

09:00-12:00 Introduction to the issues of the Ambisonics Summer School

  • Fundamentals of Ambisonics with Demos
  • Presentation of used tools (Reaper, AmbiX-Plugins)
  • Introducing the workshops

12:00-13:00 Lunch break

13:00-17:00 Ambisonic Recording Session

  • Setting up microphone arrays, instruments, cameras
  • Recording the band Tuesday Microgrooves
  • First steps in post-production (Routing, Encoding, Decoding,
  • setting up a Reaper template project)
  • Comparison of the used Ambisonic microphone arrays

Tuesday, September 12th

09:00-13:00 Workshop Sessions

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-18:00 Workshop Sessions

All program items and details are subject to change without prior notice.

Wednesday, September 13th

09:00-13:00 Workshop Sessions

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-16:00 Concluding event

  • Presentation of the Ambisonic mixes
  • Discussion


Workshop Sessions:

The workshops run in parallel in smaller groups (up to 6). Every attendee participates in each of the three workshops Ambisonic Recording and Production, Do-It-Yourself Head Tracker and dynamic binaural synthesis in Ambisonics, and Spatialization using Cubical and Icosahedral Loudspeaker Arrays.