From Within From without

The first movement of the spatial audio 360 VR piece From Within, From Without by Enda Bates is now on YouTube. Enda has published a very detailed post about the project and immersive spatial audio. The music was performed by Pedro López López, Trinity Orchestra, and Cue Saxophone Quartet in Trinity College Dublin on April 8th, 2016 (see previous my previous post and Enda’s blog).

At the moment the best way to watch it is with Google’s Cardboard VR headset and an Android phone as only YouTube’s Android app supports spatial audio.

This is the first piece in a series of immersive spatial audio experiences that we plan to record in Trinity College Dublin.

At the moment we’ve simply stitched the 12 GoPros from our 360 rig using off the shelf software (VideoStitch 2). There are still some visible artefacts that are mainly due to parallax. We’ll get our own video processing algorithms working at some point and try to improve on this.