BBC ORPHEUS Studio London

Prototype radio studio at the BBC in London

ORPHEUS is focussed on delivering innovative new experiences using object-based audio. These experiences require a rich set of data that is currently not captured in traditional broadcasting environments. As part of our work on production systems, we have built... Read more

Meeting #5 at FH IIS: kicking off pilot phase 1

After one year we’ve returned to the home the technical leader of our project, Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen. This is the place where about 30 years ago the audio codec MP3 was developed, that revolutionized media distribution. Today, FH... Read more

Tonmeistertagung Cologne 2016: getting great feedback

The Tonmeistertagung every two years in Cologne, organized by the Verband Deutscher Tonmeister (VDT), is THE major professional audio event in Germany. For four days sound engineers and Tonmeister (sound directors, a specific job description mainly in Germany, originally... Read more

Meeting #4 at IRCAM: getting inspiration

Autumn in Paris! And being at one of the most renown places where science and arts meet: the legendary IRCAM in the heart of the city, within a walking mile from Notre-Dame, the cradle of European art music, beside... Read more

ORPHEUS

Foundations of an object-based production system for live radio

In the first half of 2016, the ORPHEUS project team completed work on two reports that laid the foundations of an object-based production system for live radio. The new approach developed by ORPHEUS will revolutionize the future of broadcast... Read more

ORPHEUS S3A workshop

Workshop with British spatial audio researchers in Erlangen

On 16 June 2016, ORPHEUS coordinator Fraunhofer IIS held a workshop with British spatial audio researchers from the S3A project. 30 people participated in the workshop at IIS headquarters in Erlangen, Germany, which explored audio-related technical research topics of... Read more

Meeting #3 at IRT: shifting into gear

We were all looking forward having decided on IRT for our third meeting: Spring time in Munich! Working in a the park (at least a stylish 60’s architecture building located nicely at the rear end of BR’s spacious TV... Read more

ORPHEUS at Web Audio Conference 2016

Two member of the core team were presenting ORPHEUS related work at this year’s Web Audio Conference in Atlanta, GA: Frank Melchior from BBC R&D sketched “Brave New World – Experiences in Next Generation Audio Broadcasting” as a keynote to... Read more

Invitation to 1st MikroForum at Schoeps

On a very short note, Werner got invited to the 1st MikroForum from reknown microphone manufacturer Schoeps on April 1 (no fool’s day joke!), a two days event totally focussing on capturing and processing high quality sound for film,... Read more

Meeting #2 at BBC R&D: shaping object-based broadcasting

BBC Research & Development in Manchester’s Mediacity hosted our second meeting on March 7th and 8th. We had a crammed agenda prepared: tackling with all workpackages of the project, reviewing the state of running tasks, 2.1 reference architecture and... Read more

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