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Futures of Sound

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Futures of Sound

  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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