Ambisonics spatial sound workshop by prof. Mantautas Krukauskas

From November 30 to December 2, Dirty Deal Audio together with Digital Arts Research institution Liepaja University Art Research Laboratory (MPLab), TechHub Riga and Riga Innovation Group are organizing a creative workshop and lectures on spatial sound design.

Ambisonics creative workshop and lectures will be held by the spatial sound and Ambisonics expert, lecturer at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater and the head of Music Innovation Center - Prof. Mantautas Krukauskas. The workshop will offer to acquire new as well as strengthen existing knowledge and gain practical skills in working with spatial sound planning using Ambisonics plugins. The workshop will emphasize the creation of the spatial sound design for the virtual space.

Read more about the Ambisonics sound format:

Spatial processing of sound is used both for the sound design and creating and mixing musical compositions, as well as in virtual reality products and for the needs of immersive 360 ° videos - in arts, entertainment, education, medicine, and other industries.

Everyone is invited to attend lectures and demonstrations, while sound engineers with preliminary knowledge are invited to participate in the creative workshop. Participation is free of charge.

Application form and additional information about the work of the creative workshop:īcas_pieteikuma_anketa (number of participants is limited).

Venue: Liepaja University Art Research Laboratory MPLab and the premises of LIAA Liepaja Business Incubator.

Activity plan:

Friday / 30.11. @MPLab - open for public
11:00 – 12:20 Intro - Ambisonics theory and history (general overview), plugins and gear (theoretical part);
12:20 – 12:40 Coffee break;
12:40 – 14:00 Ambisonics plugins and gear (theoretical part);
14:00 – 15:00 Demonstration and analysis of various Ambisonics samples

Friday / 30.11. @MPLab - participants only
16:00 – 17:00 Participants set up their gear -- install plugins, programs and check if everybody has everything for practical work;
17:00 – 18:00 Introduction of tasks for workshop days 2 and 3. And splitting into groups. 

Friday / 30.11. @LIAA Liepaja Business Incubator - open for public
Timeline of the meetup:
18:00 – Doors open
18:30 – Introduction from TechHub Riga 
18:40 – Janis Kondrats
19:15 – 2nd Speaker
19:50 – Announcements
20:00 – Networking and Drinks

Saturday / 01.12. @MPLab - participants only
9:30 – 10:30 Explanation of the function of each Ambisonics plugin; 
10:30 – 13:00 Work in groups; 
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch; 
14:00 – 18:00 Work in groups; 
18:00 – 19:00 Group work checkup (all participants and groups are talking about the workflow, challenges, problems, etc) 

Sunday / 02.12. @MPLab - participants only
10:30 – 13:00 Work in groups; 
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch;
14:00 – 18:00 Work in groups;
18:00 – 19:00 Render time (learning how to put the audio together with the video)
19:00 Presentations and summary. 

Mantautas Krukauskas (b. 1980) - composer and sound artist, teacher at the Department of Composition of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, as well as Head of Music Innovation Studies Centre. His compositions, including chamber music, audiovisual and sound art works, music for theatre productions have been performed in Lithuania, Austria, Germany, France, Canada, USA, and other countries. Mantautas Krukauskas has been actively involved in various organizational activities, including project coordination, event organizing, participation in international artistic, research and educational programmes. His interests comprise interdisciplinarity, creativity, music and media technologies, and a synergy of different aesthetic and cultural approaches.

Creative workshop is co-financed by: Inerreg Europe project Cross Motion, Liepaja Municipality institution "Culture department" and LIAA Liepaja Business Incubator


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