Creative Labs ISACT Tutorials at the SpACE-Net Spatial Audio Workshop

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SpACE-Net is pleased to announce a unique collaborative opportunity for composers, sound artists, and sound designers working anywhere in the audio industry.

In partnership with leading audio company and soundcard designer Creative, SpACE-Net would like to commission a specific piece of sound design/sound artwork which has interactive spatial audio considerations at the core of its composition, design and delivery process. The piece should have broad aesthetic appeal and should be able to serve as an advertisement of the creative possibilities offered by spatial audio (i.e. it should sound good and be novel and exciting).

The selected partnership/group will be supplied with a Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi Elite Pro soundcard, a set of Creative® GigaWorks™ S750 7.1 loudspeakers and Creative’s custom Interactive Spatial Audio Composition Tool (ISACT™) software. The work should be produced, delivered and presented using this technology, which will be the artist’s to keep. In addition SpACE-Net will contribute towards artist’s fees and expenses related to the completion of this work.

The ISACT toolset incorporates a library for building interactive spatial audio compositions into software applications. In evaluating the proposals the panel will be looking for creativity and novelty in the proposed use of this combination of hardware and software to produce a high quality, stimulating and accessible piece of interactive spatial-audio-focused sound work.

Tutorial Sessions Announced!
All designers/artists who are interested in submitting proposals are required to attend an ISACT toolset tutorial with experts from Creative which will take place during SpACE-Net’s 2nd International Workshop at the University of York on Wednesday 23rd January 2008. This will also be an ideal opportunity to seek out potential collaborators for your proposal. To do this effectively, and to help target the people you would like to work with, once you have registered for the event, please use the Collaborator Ads to promote your interests or potential project to help facilitate initial conversations that can be followed up on the day. Alternatively you can use the forum similarly.

Registration for the workshop is free to SpACE-Net members, who should sign-up for the event via the workshop posting and follow the link to Sign Up at the bottom of the item.

Register for the ISACT tutorials (in addition to the workshop registration) separately via this posting for the event (click here and use the Sign Up option at the bottom of the item). Places are limited and will be offered on a first signed-up first registered basis.  We will inform you ahead of the event if your registration is successful.  If this is the case we would ecnourage you to bring along your own audio source material for use during the tutorial sessions.

Please register your interest in attending by 9th January 2008.

A full Creative-SpACE-Net two-round call for works will be issued following the workshop in January. We expect the final work to be completed and ready for presentation in July 2008 and we would also like to explore other possibilities for presenting the work further afield after this premier.

Submitted by damian on 19 December, 2007 - 06:00.