Spatial Audio Basics with Dr Tom McKenzie | WolfTalk #007

Spatial Audio Basics with Dr Tom McKenzie | WolfTalk #007

In this episode, I was fortunate to interview Dr Tom McKenzie, a researcher in the field of spatial audio and acoustics and a musician, who is currently working at the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer in Acoustics and Architectural Acoustics.

At the time of the interview (November 2021), Tom was a postdoctoral researcher at the Aalto Acoustics Lab at the Aalto University in Finland.

He was the last member of the lab interviewed by me. Previous interviews included:

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Many thanks to Aalto Acoustics Lab for letting us record this interview in their office.

Episode Contents

In this podcast episode, you will learn:

  • What are ambisonics?
  • What is spatial audio?
  • What are 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF)?
  • What is important in spatial audio for a realistic impression?
  • What is cross-talk cancellation?
  • How does individualization look in virtual reality?

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