Envelop Education - Spatial Audio with Envelop for Live

Envelop Education

Envelop Education - Spatial Audio with Envelop for Live

Thursday - Dec 21

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Envelop at The Midway


Envelop's open-source software platform Envelop for Live (E4L) is designed to help non-programmer musicians bring their compositions and performances into a spatial environment. In this workshop we will show you how to use Envelop for Live to create music that uses space as a dynamic compositional element. Within the 32 speakers at Envelop at The Midway, participants will be able to use one of the best spatial audio system in the world to experiment with and learn from. This workshop is taught by Christopher Willits, musician, artist and educator with over 17 years of experience teaching complex creative topics.

Topics covered:
Introduction to spatial audio and specifically Ambisonics.
Review how Envelop for Live (E4L) is set up
Using E4L to spatially pan sounds around Envelop at The Midway
Integrate spatial audio effects
How to set up your own spatial audio home studio

Envelop is a non-profit organization that amplifies the social and emotional impact of music through immersive listening spaces and open source spatial audio software.
Envelop allows us to listen and create music in the same way that we naturally experience the world, in three dimensions. This heightened experience of sound and music can be heard within one of Envelop’s sound spaces (Envelop at The Midway and Envelop Satellite), home or studio spatial audio systems, and even normal headphones. Envelop’s software can also be used with virtual reality and augmented reality platforms. Envelop is providing access to a richer and more natural experience of sound and music, and with that experience comes greater shared moments of intentional listening, inspiration, empathy, and wonder.

Envelop is directed by Christopher Willits, Roddy Lindsay, Alingo Loh, Greg Wood, and Mark Slee.
Venue Information:
Envelop at The Midway
900 Marin St
San Francisco, CA, 94124