Object-based media is a promising approach for creating and deploying interactive, personalized, scalable and immersive content, by representing it as a set of individual assets (video and/or audio) together with metadata describing their temporal and spatial relationships and associations. This allows media objects to be assembled in groundbreaking ways to create new user experiences, offering various levels of interaction: innovative ways for playing contents, spatial navigation, adaptation to listening contexts (enhancement of dialogues, mobility, etc.).
The ORPHEUS project aims to develop and validate an object based audio production chain. IRCAM’s role in this project focuses on aspects of characterization as well as the synthesis and transmission of reverberation effects.