Immersive tech to take centre stage at Prolight+Sound 2018

A wide range of immersive forums and sessions will feature at the Frankfurt show
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Prolight+Sound 2018, which takes place in Messe, Frankfurt from April 10-13, will feature a wide range of immersive tech-themed forums and dedicated zones, as the event looks to zero in on one of the most rapidly evolving area of pro audio.

Taking place on Thursday, April 12, the Immersive Technology Forum will comprise a lecture programme centred on 3D audio, virtual reality, 360° film and holography. Additionally, there will be several special areas at Prolight + Sound where exhibitors demonstrate immersive sound experiences.

One such company is d&b audiotechnik, which will demonstrate its new d&b Soundscape, which is designed to offer groundbreaking levels of immersive audio. There will be presentations on the development, concept and areas of application for d&b Soundscape, as well as practical workshops, on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the show.

Meanwhile, in Hall 3.1, Alcons Audio and Astro Spatial Audio will share a joint demonstration area for showing immersive sound systems in operation. Products on show will include the first Alcons Pro Audio loudspeaker with patent-applied-for waveguide technology and the Astro SARA II Premium Rendering Engine for object-based audio processing.

Furthermore, visitors can experience a unique sound installation in the Klangdome (sound dome) at the outdoor exhibition area. Equipped with a DIY 3D sound system with 31 loudspeakers and a vibrating floor, this geodetic dome is a ‘sound-intensive event location’. 6 x 6-channel, 100 Watt class D amplifiers are used in the dome’s Ambisonics 3D sound system to power the water-proof 8 Ohm loudspeakers.

More information about Prolight + Sound at www.prolight-sound.com

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