Tod Machover’s ambisonic sound system

Tod Machover’s ambisonic sound system

Tod Machover, Professor of Music and Media at MIT and Fellow of Society of Sound has recently been experimenting with a 3D Ambisonic audio system using Bowers & Wilkins speakers. The rig features 21 Bowers & Wilkins speakers, including 19 M-1s and a pair of 800Ds, in a revolutionary take on surround sound.

The system was demonstrated at an MIT open day, using Machover’s opera Death and the Powers as source material, playing it back in all its Ambisonic glory. The opera itself will be performed during Chicago Opera Theatre’s 2011 season.

The Ambisonic system is also moving out into the world in a full 3D incarnation, with demonstrations scheduled in prestigious venues such as the Monaco Opera House. We’ll provide more information as we receive it.

1 Comment

  • sjv says:

    super……..

Add a comment

We welcome debate within Society of Sound, but please keep it friendly, respectful and relevant. We have a few house rules which we ask you to abide by to keep the debate intelligent. Read more.
Product enquiry or support issue? Please click here.

Related posts

Tools-of-Trade-part2

Tools of the trade – frequency response measurements – part 2

Senior Product Manager Mike Gough continues to discuss the importance of measuring frequency response and the accuracy of the results. … Read more

John-Bowers

John Bowers – a recorded tribute

This wonderful recording comes from the late 1980s. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, it is a tribute to John Bowers by his close friend … Read more

Photo of the 802 Diamond

Bowers & Wilkins video factory tour: 800 Series Diamond polishing

In the fourth of our exclusive series of video tours around the Bowers & Wilkins UK factory, we look at the amazing amount of … Read more