Transmission
Software Training

Initiation to sound spatialization and Spat Revolution

Discover and master the basics of IRCAM’s Spatialisator
January 25 through Thu 28 January 2021,
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Ircam
salle Nono
Language

French

Level

Beginner

Prices

1000 €

Practical information


Program

Monday

MorningIntroduction to the theory of spatial listening and the general principles of spatialization
Listening to important pieces in the history of spatialized music
Learning to spatialize using Max standard objects
AfternoonIntroduction to the main concepts and basic functions of the Spatialisateur in Max
Overview of the Spat's internal structure

Tuesday

MorningStudy and practical work around a few typical configurations: broadcasting on 4, 8 speakers, with different panning techniques (vbap, binaural, 5.1, ambisonic, etc.).
Room simulations: Spat reverberation parameters
AfternoonSaving parameters
Introduction to Spat control: writing and saving basic trajectories
Hands-on exercises: writing trajectories with Max messages

Wednesday

MorningIntroduction to spatial writing tools
External source controllers (iPad, joystick, sequencers)
Using the Oscar plugin to drive Spat via OSC and DAW automation
AfternoonIntroduction to Spat Revolution software (Flux ::)
Send, receive sound from the application
Speaker setup specifications

Thursday

MorningSetting up a binaural headset for working with headphones in Spat Revolution
Hands-on exercises: writing spatialization in a DAW with Spat Revolution
AfternoonIntroduction to other spatialization methods: WFS, HOA
Presentation by an IRCAM sound engineer 
Listening sessions and practical work in the studio: participants are invited to bring sound elements they wish to spatialize.