My Other ADC 2019 Talk : Immerse Yourself and Be Saved!

While I work out how to respond to the wonderful feedback I received about the ‘narcissistic boss’ piece, here’s my talk on immersive audio from ADC 2019. In this, I tried to pour a one-hour talk into a half-hour slot. Which is a little hard on the speaker and audience, but much better than a too-superficial treatment.

I’m not selling anything in the talk, although I’ll soon make a foray into this market. (Did you know I’m making a head tracker? I’m making a head tracker!)

Feeling particularly pleased about the Generation-X-era joke at 22:05, and the gentle dig at Dolby’s foray into consumer goods at 29 minutes. (Less proud of saying ‘fourth-order’ when I meant ‘fifth-order’ at 11:43. But nobody will notice if I don’t point it out.)

3 thoughts on “My Other ADC 2019 Talk : Immerse Yourself and Be Saved!”

  1. Hello Ben,

    I work with the 3D ortf from schoeps, 8 tracks encoded in seventh order ambisonics for listening through headphones. Your 3dof head tracker is what I’m looking for using iem’s scene rotator plugin. Will you be marketing your invention in the near future? Can I pre-order one?

    Yours truly,


    1. Hello Romain, and thanks for getting in touch.

      Yes! After two years of development, the head tracker is currently in a limited alpha programme, and engineering samples are being made. I expect to have shipped it before the end of the year.

      The IEM rotator plugin is one that I suspect a lot of people will be using. At some point I’ll be building a bridge to use third-party plug-ins.

      If you don’t mind, I’ll email you to let you know when it’s available. Don’t worry about pre-ordering: there will be stock.

  2. Thanks for your response Ben.

    Send me an email when your head tracker is available. I find the design very convincing.

    Looking forward to working with.

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