New technologies that blur the boundaries between reality and virtual perception.
Immersive Technology Forum
This new lecture programme gives you the opportunity to discover how to upgrade events through the inclusion of immersive experiences, how to earn money now and in the future with virtual-reality content, and where appropriate solutions can be used in productions.
The programme of the Immersive Technology Forum has been compiled in cooperation with hands-on experts and is aimed at content producers, specialists from the technical and broadcasting segments, as well as at event managers and organisers. The subjects of the lectures include potential applications for 3D audio in theatres, the creative use of virtual and augmented reality and other technologies trending in the event sector and the overall workflow of a 360° music-video production.
The 'Immersive Technology Forum' will take place in Hall 4C, Room Entente.
Special immersive sound areas
Several Prolight + Sound exhibitors will be represented with their own presentation areas for immersive sound. For example, d&b audiotechnik GmbH will demonstrate the innovative development of d&b Soundscape, a toolbox for the production of incomparable hearing experiences. Moreover, there will be presentations on the development, concept and areas of application for d&b Soundscape, as well as practical workshops, on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the fair. In Hall 3.1, Alcons Audio and Astro Spacial Audio present the ‘Pro Ribbon Immersive Experience’ with new developments such as the CRMSC-SRHV surround speaker-system with rotating waveguide technology and the SARA II Premium Rendering Engine for object-based audio processing. As well, hourly immersive sound presentations will be held under realistic conditions in the joint acoustically optimised demonstration room.
At the Klangdome (sound dome), you can experience a unique sound installation at the outdoor exhibition area. Equipped with a DIY 3D sound system with 31 loudspeakers and a vibrating floor, the sound dome is a sound-intensive event location. 6 x 6-channel, 100-Watt class D amplifiers are used in the dome’s Ambisonics 3D sound system to power the water-proof 8 Ohm loudspeakers. In line with the overall ambience, the speakers are installed in ‘home-made’ cabinets.