Well, we had a lovely time at Sounds in Space again, this year. Thanks to all who contributed to the day (guests, presenters, poster peeps and generous sponsors!). I’ll be uploading and sharing presentations/videos from the day, soon, but in the meantime, here are some pictures (some of the 360 pics are better viewed via the link below).
I’ve been asked a few times what’s the best way to install FFMPEG on a Mac with a decent set of libraries included. Here’s the best way I’ve found (also the most compatible way of installing Python too).
NOTE : If you already use MacPorts as your package manager, don’t use homebrew as well….things will go funny. If you don’t know what MacPorts is, then you’re unlikely to be using it, so the commands below will work fine 😉
Sounds in Space happened on 30th June this year and was an excellent day (the programme and details of the day can be found here). There are always things which could be done better, and hopefully we’ve got all these noted ready for next year (fingers crossed). If you weren’t able to make the event, then the details below may give you a glimpse of what you missed and whether you’d like to come next time!
The 27 speaker 3D surround sound setup was the best we’ve ever had, made possible with the help of recent graduates from Sound, Light and Live Event Technology and Richard and Mark, technicians in Electronics and Sound. Alex Wardle (graduate from Music Tech and Production) also created a video of the event which can be viewed at:
Simon Lewis, Creative Technologies Research Group member took a few pics of the day which you can find at the bottom of this post. Continue reading “Sounds in Space 2014 – Video, Pics and Feedback”
This year I created a Ning networking site to support a 2nd year assignment in the module Computer Music Systems on our Music & Media Technology courses. The idea was to create a persistent site that was accessible by more than just one course/module at the University of Derby, and one that was able to take in contributions from the students. This meant that it couldn’t be hosted on our Virtual Learning environment (Blackboard), as too many barriers with regards to access are created depending upon which modules you’ve registered for.
The Ning website I developed worked well, but as of July 20th, the free version will be stopped. So, I’ve moved the content over to the grou.ps system. In many ways, the systems seems a little more powerful than its Ning counterpart, and importing the entire Ning website to the new system was straightforward as there is an app for that in the admin pages.
So, if you’re interested in actually creating some music/audio using Ambisonics Surround Sound, feel free to join, contribute and share the site with others.