A Cinematic Spatial Sound Display for Panorama Video Applications

Jonas Braasch, Johannes Goebel, & Todd Vos

The Cinematic Sound Spatialization Display (CSSD) was originally conceived for interactive panorama video installations, with the EMPAC commission of the interactive movie There is Still Time..Brother by The Wooster Group as a concrete project; but the architecture goes beyond this particular application.

The CSSD is characterized by its scalability to various loudspeaker configurations. It spatializes sound from dry sound files or live sources using control data that describe the spatial scenes. The timelines for source positions and other experimental parameters can be stored and edited in the CSSD, and the system can also process live user input to control selected parameters. The CSSD is more than just a sound-positioning tool, and the underlying Virtual Microphone Control (ViMiC) technology was developed to support artists in designing new forms of spatial imagery. The software enables the user to create computer-generated rooms with virtual microphones and sound sources.


Jonas Braasch, Johannes Goebel, Todd Vos (2010), A Cinematic Spatial Sound Display for Panorama Video Applications, in Organised Sound, Cambridge University Press, Volume 15 Issue 3

Jonas Braasch
Todd Vos
EMPAC Researcher
Spatial Audio