Tool Shown to Automate 3D Sound Production

Click to enlargeFairlight, the University of Salford and DTS have worked together to develop a new approach to assist sound engineers with live sports productions. The SALSA (Spatial Automated Live Sports Audio) tool is a real-time automated mixing process, which identifies the location of specific sound events from a grid of pitch microphones. The algorithm detects the type of sound event, its 3D location and its duration, and automatically drives console fader movements to open the relevant microphone(s).

Analyst Comment

Sound is a real problem in 3D production, and likely to also be a a challenge in 360° video. (BR)