futures of sound
futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of :
futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of :          archive sound recordings
futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of :          archive sound recordings            speech and le...
futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of :          archive sound recordings            speech and le...
futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of :          archive sound recordings            speech and le...
key challenges :
key challenges :• quality   audio capture            conversion & digitisation            digital mastering
key challenges :• quality     audio capture              conversion & digitisation              digital mastering• longevi...
key challenges :• quality     audio capture              conversion & digitisation              digital mastering• longevi...
• quality   audio capture1               conversion & digitisation                digital mastering
audio capture qualitygoal : maintain quality throughout the recording chain
audio capture qualitygoal : maintain quality throughout the recording chain    • location, location, location    • equipme...
digital conversion qualitygoal : maximize the dynamic range and       subjective quality / musicality       of digitally e...
digital conversion quality  goal : maximize the dynamic range and         subjective quality / musicality         of digit...
master quality       deliver a consistent level andgoal :       quality of final stereo / surround       masters       suit...
master quality       deliver a consistent level andgoal :       quality of final stereo / surround       masters       suit...
quality / cost• centralised resources• economies of scale• realistic and achievable goals
large scale quality control• training and support• technical methodology database• promote a culture of audio awareness
key challenges :• quality     audio capture              conversion & digitisation              digital mastering• longevi...
• longevity   future-proofing2                 content migration                  archiving & sustainability
longevityfuture-proofing
longevitygoal : as far as is reasonably possible ,       protect the sound archive from       obsolescence and future inco...
longevity  goal : as far as is reasonably possible ,         protect the sound archive from         obsolescence and futur...
longevity         scaleability & sustainabilitygoal : allow for long-term maintenance and       growth of the data structu...
longevity           scaleability & sustainability  goal : allow for long-term maintenance and         growth of the data s...
lifetime costs• database growth and maintenance costs• ongoing administration• economies of scale
key challenges :• quality     audio capture              conversion & digitisation              digital mastering• longevi...
• delivery   methods of delivery3                transparency                 accessibility
delivery
delivery for search and         to prepare audio content         deliverygoal :         in a variety of media to researche...
delivery for search and        to prepare audio content       deliverygoal :       in a variety of media to researchers an...
delivery         to educate the research and studentgoal :   population         in audio topics relevant to their chosen 2...
delivery         to educate the research and studentgoal :   population         in audio topics relevant to their chosen 2...
deliverygoal : allow for increased future bandwidth demands       of streamed media and 3 virtual learning environments
deliverygoal : allow for increased future bandwidth demands       of streamed media and 3 virtual learning environmentswe ...
delivery cost       costs of data storage and transfer     fall exponentially and almost daily …it is now possible for an ...
quality   longevity   delivery
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    1. 1. futures of sound
    2. 2. futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of :
    3. 3. futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of : archive sound recordings
    4. 4. futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of : archive sound recordings speech and lectures
    5. 5. futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of : archive sound recordings speech and lectures audio research material
    6. 6. futures of soundprojects for the digitization and delivery of : archive sound recordings speech and lectures audio research material multimedia performance
    7. 7. key challenges :
    8. 8. key challenges :• quality audio capture conversion & digitisation digital mastering
    9. 9. key challenges :• quality audio capture conversion & digitisation digital mastering• longevity future-proofing content migration archiving & sustainability
    10. 10. key challenges :• quality audio capture conversion & digitisation digital mastering• longevity future-proofing content migration archiving & sustainability• delivery methods of delivery transparency accessibility
    11. 11. • quality audio capture1 conversion & digitisation digital mastering
    12. 12. audio capture qualitygoal : maintain quality throughout the recording chain
    13. 13. audio capture qualitygoal : maintain quality throughout the recording chain • location, location, location • equipment - microphones, preamps, analogue playback • techniques appropriate to source material • good recording practice
    14. 14. digital conversion qualitygoal : maximize the dynamic range and subjective quality / musicality of digitally encoded audio files
    15. 15. digital conversion quality goal : maximize the dynamic range and subjective quality / musicality of digitally encoded audio files• best available a/d converters & algorithms• highest original sample rate / bit depth possible• archive of raw audio where possible / applicable
    16. 16. master quality deliver a consistent level andgoal : quality of final stereo / surround masters suitable to final broadcast medium
    17. 17. master quality deliver a consistent level andgoal : quality of final stereo / surround masters suitable to final broadcast medium• avoid irreversible or excessive processing• adhere to relevant industry standards - red book , thx , dolby etc.• range of final mix file sizes and resolutions• listen ( with your ears )
    18. 18. quality / cost• centralised resources• economies of scale• realistic and achievable goals
    19. 19. large scale quality control• training and support• technical methodology database• promote a culture of audio awareness
    20. 20. key challenges :• quality audio capture conversion & digitisation digital mastering• longevity future-proofing content migration archiving & sustainability• delivery methods of delivery transparency accessibility
    21. 21. • longevity future-proofing2 content migration archiving & sustainability
    22. 22. longevityfuture-proofing
    23. 23. longevitygoal : as far as is reasonably possible , protect the sound archive from obsolescence and future incompatibilty
    24. 24. longevity goal : as far as is reasonably possible , protect the sound archive from obsolescence and future incompatibilty• work to established de facto standardsoffering proven long-term backwardcompatibilty• promote and support open sourcecommunities
    25. 25. longevity scaleability & sustainabilitygoal : allow for long-term maintenance and growth of the data structures
    26. 26. longevity scaleability & sustainability goal : allow for long-term maintenance and growth of the data structures• use of metadata to improve searchability ofdatabase and to assist in managing copyrightissues
    27. 27. lifetime costs• database growth and maintenance costs• ongoing administration• economies of scale
    28. 28. key challenges :• quality audio capture conversion & digitisation digital mastering• longevity future-proofing standards-based formats archiving & sustainability• delivery methods of delivery transparency accessibility
    29. 29. • delivery methods of delivery3 transparency accessibility
    30. 30. delivery
    31. 31. delivery for search and to prepare audio content deliverygoal : in a variety of media to researchers and 1 learners through a transparent and intuitive interface
    32. 32. delivery for search and to prepare audio content deliverygoal : in a variety of media to researchers and 1 learners through a transparent and intuitive • use of familiar metaphors interface • adaptability to differing playback environments • simple and interactive metadata structures • accessibility
    33. 33. delivery to educate the research and studentgoal : population in audio topics relevant to their chosen 2 discipline
    34. 34. delivery to educate the research and studentgoal : population in audio topics relevant to their chosen 2 discipline • group or subject-specific targeted workshops • develop audio vocabulary and literature • personal support
    35. 35. deliverygoal : allow for increased future bandwidth demands of streamed media and 3 virtual learning environments
    36. 36. deliverygoal : allow for increased future bandwidth demands of streamed media and 3 virtual learning environmentswe need a bigger pipe ...
    37. 37. delivery cost costs of data storage and transfer fall exponentially and almost daily …it is now possible for an educational community to generate and share high quality digital sound and media resources at minimal costresponsibility for building an archive for future learners
    38. 38. quality longevity delivery
    39. 39. i l r t
    40. 40. fin

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