This completely amazing place in Amsterdam is taking live audio into a whole new territory. What is it? well imagine electronic music performers being able to send any sound to any position of the room at any time they want. Imagine being able to make sounds fall from the ceiling or bounce off the walls at their command. Imagine sounds crawling around on the floor by your feet then zooming up to your head and spinning around in circles!
This is basically what can happen in the 4D sound system. This specially designed room features 16 columns of omni-directional sound drivers and 9 subs under the floor. There’s specially designed software that allows the performer to interact with the room in real-time and creates a unique space that is part club and part sound art installation. This is truly advanced thinking in terms of digital audio performance.
I need to go to this place!
Check out these videos for more details on this technology. Too bad there’s no way to really hear it on our computers. Looks like we’ll all need to go there.