Professional Sound - June 2017 - Page 16

SIGNALS IMMERSIVE AUDIO Survey With immersive audio – augmented and virtual reality, 360-degree media, etc. – permeating the pro audio industry, Professional Sound has reached out to audio professionals to find out their experiences and expectations for this growing technological segment. Where and how do you think immersive audio will have the greatest impact in the coming years? “Not only in VR, but also for the feature films, immersive sound has already started to [have an] impact with Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, IO- SONO. Of course, VR is a greater im- pact. We’ll see the improvements.” “Slow and steady. I don’t see it getting beyond the fad phase.” “With video: live performance streaming (I couldn’t be there but still experienced it) and live sports streaming (I was able to choose my point of view). Without video: Improving telepresence and voice intelligibility for meetings [with] remote participants.” “Various live venues and live events. Audio guys will be mixing 3D audio more and more.” “Primarily in film, because of the controllable monitoring environment.” DAVE CORKUM OF FMAV FMAV Wins AV Production Company of the Year at Live Music Industry Awards Audiovisual and event technology company FMAV was awarded the AV Production Company of the Year honour at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards, held during Canadian Music Week. “It’s truly an honour to share the stage with some of the best and brightest in the Canadian music scene,” says Dave Corkum, GM of FMAV’s Halifax location, who received the award from show host Paul Shaffer. FMAV maintains a long standing track record in the live music scene supporting venues, events, and festivals across the country, including the TD Halifax Jazz Festival, Celtic Colours, and the David Foster Foundation Gala. For more information, contact FMAV: 888-287-3687, connect@fmav.ca, www.fmav.ca. 16 PROFESSIONAL SOUND 53% think film & TV will be most impacted by immersive audio in the next five years while 26% say live events. 25% often see immersive audio having an impact in their day-to-day work, while 40% say they do not and don’t expect to anytime soon. 55% say they’ve begun to seek out information and/or train them- selves on immersive audio trends & technologies. SPEAKING OUT NAB Show Explores The M.E.T. Effect, Features 4K Live Stream from Space The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced a preliminary registered attendance of 103,443 for the 2017 NAB Show, the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment, and technology. The show took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 22-27. The exhibition featured 1,806 companies spanning 1,091,792 sq. ft. of exhibit space. The theme of this year’s NAB Show was The M.E.T. Effect, with several conference sessions and show features examining the convergence in the once distinct fields of media, entertainment, and technology. The education program was specifically tailored to showcase all aspects of The M. PЁ́)ЁѡѕхЁɥ̸)́ݕٕ͔Ʌ䁽ɽͥ́ѕѡд)Ёم́ɕɥѕЁɕѥLՑ9M)ѥѡеٕȁٔ,٥ɕɽɥѡMȁMͥ+qIȁѡMх ѥѼѡɔݥѠ9M!ݽt)QЁ9M܁ݥхɥܴȰ1́Y̸ȁɔ)ɵѥѼܹܹ͡