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Be The Band

Client: University Major Project
Desk: SSL 4000G+
Post-Production: Audio Ease 360pan suite
Premise: I wanted to utilise VR technology to enable a viewer to experience a recording session like never before. I placed a camera in front of each musician's face, along with an ambisonic microphone to capture both the field of vision and the sonic headspace from the musician's perspective.
In post-production, the Audio Ease 360pan suite was utilised to combine the video with the ambisonic recording, as well as the recordings from spot mics on each instrument. 
The result of this was an experience in which the viewer can choose which member of the band they want to 'be'. Whilst wearing a VR HMD, they can look around the studio and hear the audio as if they are in the room with the band.

Drummer perspective

Guitar / Keys / Vox 1 perspective

Bassist perspective

Guitar / Keys / Vox 2 perspective

Camera + Ambisonic mic on drums

Camera + Ambisonic mic on drums

Camera + Ambisonic mic on drums

Camera + Ambisonic mic on drums

Guitar setup

Guitar setup

Camera + Ambisonic mic on bass

Camera + Ambisonic mic on bass

Camera + Ambisonic mic on bass

Camera + Ambisonic mic on bass

Studio setup

Studio setup