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Discover Surroundscapes: Harnessing the power of sound in immersive

Date: 17 July 2019 08:00 - 17 July 2019 19:00

What does the future of virtual reality sound like? How can the can the power of immersive sound be amplified? Digital Catapult’s Surroundscapes showcase event on Wednesday 17 July, is an opportunity to explore the importance of sound within immersive experiences, to learn from industry experts, and to hear from and experience immersive content from the showcase companies.

Sound is an integral part of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality experiences. Imagine the abrupt slamming of a door, the impending doom of an object coming towards you, or simply the way we naturally turn towards a sound in a dark corner. All of these sounds need to be seamlessly integrated into a VR, AR and MR experience

For a long time, visuals have taken precedent over audio in immersive experiences as well as defining how we approach audio/visual cues and spatialisation. At SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, there has been a notable increase in sound-led immersive experiences, and in the UK, there are at least twenty companies creating tools and solutions which ensure harmonious sound quality in immersive experiences.

Who should attend

This event is designed for companies, creators, investors and academics with an interest in better understanding the importance of sound, and how it can amplify and transform immersive experiences.

Why you should attend

This Surroundscapes showcase event will shine a spotlight on the importance of sound in immersive experiences with a chance to hear from a wide range of speakers. Digital Catapult will also be showcasing companies currently creating tools and content that demonstrate the power of sound in immersive experiences; you’ll will have a chance to experience their groundbreaking content.

A little more info

Digital Catapult’s Surroundscapes event and showcase running from July 2019 to October 2019 is linked to this open call.

Next steps

If you are interested in attending this event, please register to secure your place.