SpACE-Net, originally funded by the UK's EPSRC, was set up to bring together a community of spatial audio researchers, practitioners and artists, drawn from the fields of science, audio engineering and the arts. By combining theoretical, experimental and creative approaches, it aimed to identify and develop important new directions in spatial audio research and practice, and to encourage and promote work in these areas.

Article about user of higher-order Ambisonics in a new game

Codemasters' new driving game DiRT, released for Sony PlayStation 3 this month, makes effective use of hybrid third-order Ambisonics via the console's eight-channel HDMI audio output, as explained in

Submitted by SimonG on 3 September, 2007 - 18:01.

Outcome of SpACE-Net Creative Call

After some considerable deliberation the panel of artists, composers, academics and industry partners who were asked to review and consider the recent round of applications for the Creative Call regretfully announce that none of the current applicants have been successful in moving forward to the commissioning and realisation stage.

Submitted by damian on 3 August, 2007 - 15:50.

Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) Summer Conference

Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) Summer Conference

In association with Sonic Art Meeting Group (SAMG)
7th – 8th July 2007

Submitted by mrapsouthern on 6 July, 2007 - 11:34.

Microphone Data Database

This is a useful website for looking at microphone specs of many make and models, if your not already aware of it. Free to register.

Submitted by mrapsouthern on 30 May, 2007 - 12:52.

Wavefield Synthesis Demo

I just came accross this interesting and informative demo, a good way to get quick but basic understanding of the principles behind WFS.

Submitted by mrapsouthern on 24 May, 2007 - 13:52.

Early Registration Deadline May 18: 31st International AES Conference - New Directions in High Resolution Audio

The 31st International Audio Engineering Society Conference - 
"New Directions in High Resolution Audio"

Submitted by Josh Reiss on 16 May, 2007 - 13:22.

Ambisonic Studio

Guides to using Ambisonic with DAWs, special attention on Nuendo and Cubase.
Ambisonic VST and Audio Unit plug-ins for Mac OS X, PPC and Intel.

Submitted by Daniel Courville on 16 May, 2007 - 05:00.
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Binaural Sky - a Hybrid Virtual Acoustics System

A new and interesting spatial audio system based on a combination of technologies has recently been announced by Günther Theile and colleagues at It gets round the limitations of crosstalk cancelled binaural presentation by making use of Wavefield Synthesis Techniques. Details at the link below.

Submitted by damian on 9 May, 2007 - 10:31.