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Using 3D audio in Music Production and Performance

Taught by: Halina Rice

In this workshop you will learn how to link sound sources in an Ableton Live session with the L-ISA software and to automate position and movement in spatial sound using automation. This workshop aims to provide a basic introduction to the principles of object-based mixing for spatial sound.


Starts on: 13/12/2022 16:00 London time

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What you'll learn

  • Set up mono and stereo sound sources in L-ISA using Ableton Live and the L-ISA plug-in
  • Understand how a speaker set-up can be loaded into the L-ISA session
  • Use binaural monitoring to prepare files ahead of performance
  • Introduction to parameters - pan, elevation, width, distance
  • How to solo to check individual sounds
  • Position and automate movement of the sound objects in the L-ISA file using Ableton automation

Course content

  • Open the course in Zoom to access all the features
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Buy this single course:

£ 20

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  • Computer and internet connection
  • Webcam and mic
  • Zoom account
  • Access to a copy of L-ISA by L-Acoustics (provided)
  • Ableton Live 11 - a template file with examples will be provided

Who is this course for

  • Music producers interested in learning about spatial sound for live
  • Sound designers for installations who are interested in spatial sound

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About the workshop leader

Halina Rice is an electronic music producer and AV artist renowned for her vivid and eclectic style ranging from downtempo soundscapes to beat-driven IDM. Working at the intersection of art, music and tech - her NEW WORLDS project unites music with mixed reality visuals and 360 sound to create emotive experiences both live and virtual. Supported by the Arts Council she has created a fully staged immersive show which has been described as “part rave, part art happening”. With previous releases on Point Blank and Blurred Recordings, her work has drawn commendations from publications such as Clash, Bonafide and Magnetic Magazine as well as radio play on Soho Radio, Threads and Séance. Halina has also carried out music tech workshops in the past for Ableton and Native Instruments.