At this year’s SAE Alumni Convention in Cologne, Steffen Armbruster holds a speech about spatial immersion by means of audio and film, as well as about the necessary and possible technical tools to achieve it.
He also introduces usomo.
usomo is a new immersive audio system.
Interior space and sound merge in an unprecedented way.
The system consists of headphones with the usomo tracking module, a smartphone as part of the system to play back the sound data, as well as transmitters in the space.
Beyond this, no higher-level equipment such as a server or the like is required. Each individual system is autarkic. That is why there is no restriction to the number of users. The area that can be covered by the transmitters has no limitations either.
Thus it is possible to equip spaces from small rooms to entire buildings with usomo.
By the most precise ranging of the position and the rotation of the user, a fully individual sound course is created, calculated and sent to the headphones in real time.
Just by walking around in the space or by turning the head, sounds are being triggered or stopped, the tonality, volume and angle of the sound sources change fluidly.
The SAE Alumni Convention is a network event for creative media developers of the SAE Institute, an academy for media production.
SAE Alumni Convention, Cologne
11 and 12 October 2016