The Arup Soundlab is a dedicated full-sphere ambisonics room used by Arup's Acoustics, AV and Theatre consulting team to simulate acoustic environments ranging from world-class opera houses to high speed trains in the countryside. The Soundlab is also used as a platform for spatial audio composition and sound installation design. Arup has Soundlabs in San Francisco, New York, LA, London, Glasgow, Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong.

This talk will discuss Arup's experience in using spatial audio in architectural design, including our ongoing refinement this important design tool.

Shane Myrbeck is an acoustician, sound experimentalist and composer living in San Francisco. He operates in a variety of sonic contexts, including installation design, composition, architectural acoustics consulting, music performance and sound recording. Shane spends his professional life as an acoustics consultant at Arup, and is currently in charge of the San Francisco Soundlab.

This lecture is part of CNMAT's spatial audio lecture series: http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/spatialaudiolectures

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Thursday, April 5, 2012, 10:00pm to 11:30pm
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