Software Training

Sound spatialization

Spat: An Approach to Sound Spatialization
December 5 through Wed 7 December 2016,
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
salle Nono





750 €


Completion of the basic Max tutorials (Basic tutorials 1-22, Data tutorials 1-5, MIDI tutorials 1-5, and MSP tutorials 1-18 of Max) or successful completion of the Max: Musical Programming course.


Participants will acquire the foundations of the perception of space and different spatialization techniques. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to construct their own spatialization modules and control them in real-time or off line via different writing methods.


  • Monday Morning: Introduction to spatial listening and spatialization; Introduction to the basic concepts and functions of Spat
  • Monday Afternoon: Study of the internal structure of Spat; A look at a selection of typical configurations: diffusion of an orchestra using 4 or 8 loudspeakers with different panning techniques: vbap, binaural, 5.1, ambisonics, etc.
  • Tuesday Morning: Introduction to controlling Spat: writing and memorizing basic trajectories
  • Tuesday Afternoon: Introduction to tools for spatialized writing. Demonstration of the Ircam-Tools plugins for spatialization (Flux::); Case studies of a selection of productions: presentation by Sylvain Cadars, sound engineer at IRCAM
  • Wednesday Morning: Presentation by Olivier Warusfel, IRCAM’s Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces research team: Introduction to other methods of spatialization: WFS, HOA and Simulations of concert halls and saving configurations
  • Wednesday Afternoon: Listening sessions and hands-on exercises in the studio