Fairlight to showcase 3D Audio Workspace at IBC

New platform for immersive 3D sound production
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Fairlight has announced that it will showcase 3D Audio Workspace (3DAW), a new platform for immersive and object oriented 3D sound production, at this year’s IBC.

Aimed at the film and television post production market, 3D Audio Workspace reinforces the industry’s drive for cinematic and immersive sound delivery by providing a comprehensive and diverse environment for 3D audio production.

Fairlight’s 3DAW adds immersive sound capabilities to an existing digital audio workstation, while remaining fully compatible with an established workflow. This open platform configuration supports VST and RTAS plugins, as well as ASIO for I/O and sync sharing.

One notable feature of 3DAW is AirPan – a new concept that allows operators to use a Virtual Reality (VR) style input to position and control images in a 3D space.

Tino Fibaek, Fairlight’s CTO, said: “This feature is incredibly cool because you can literally reach out into the airspace monitored by the controller and by just moving your fingers in the air, you can pan, rotate, tilt and spread your sound in space.”

Fibaek continues: “The philosophy is to give sound mixers a post-production solution that works with all platforms. Different deliverables require different technologies, so Fairlight’s immersive platform provides the best of both worlds, supporting object orientated implementations such as Dolby’s Atmos and DTS’ MDA and fixed bus formats in 2D and 3D, from stereo through to 5.1 and all the way up to NHK’s 22.2 format.”

IBC 2014 will take place from 11-15 September (conference) and 12-16 September (exhibition) at RAI Amsterdam.

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