Immersive Audio Podcast Episode 36 – Mirek Stiles (Abbey Road Studios)
01 May 2020

Immersive Audio Podcast Episode 36 – Mirek Stiles (Abbey Road Studios)

01 May 2020


In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel is joined by Mirek Styles from Abbey Road Studios via Skype from North London, UK.

Mirek Stiles started working at Abbey Road Studios as a recording engineer in 1998, working on a diverse range of projects including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Beatles Anthology, Muse, Kanye West, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Paul McCartney. Mirek also worked as a Digital Producer in the Abbey Road Interactive department on a range of Blu-ray titles including Roxy Music, Ringo Starr and Reservoir Dogs.

Today, Mirek runs the studio’s Audio Products department leading the development of a range of software and hardware releases based on Abbey Road’s historic recording IP with partners Waves Audio and Chandler Limited. Mirek also sits on the board and acts as an advisor on the Abbey Road Red incubation programme and is currently exploring and experimenting with Spatial Audio over headphones, ambisonics, spatial microphone arrays and game engine workflow. Recent projects include collaborations with film and video game composer Stephen Barton, joint research with the University of York and the University of Huddersfield and chairing the Abbey Road Spatial Audio Forum, bringing together members from gaming, broadcast, VR, music production and film.

In this episode, Mirek talks about the evolution of technology and his personal journey at Abbey Road spanning over 2 decades, Abbey Road’s own Tech Incubation program RED, and cutting edge research in Spatial Audio conducted as part of the Spatial Audio Forum.

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Show Notes

Abbey Road Studios –

Waves –

Chandler –

Abbey Road Tech Incubation Program –

Yellow Pages –

City of Westminster College –

SONY 48-Channel Digital Audio Recorder PCM-3348 HR –

The Lord of the Rings (film series) –

Digidesign –

Focusrite –

Yellow Submarine (film) –

Paul McCartney Memory Almost Full –

Muse  Origin of Symmetry –



Neve –

Studer –

University of York –

University of Huddersfield –

Imperial College –

University of Stamford –

Universal Music –

Ossic –

Vocular –

Cotodama –

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Magic Leap –

Spatial Audio Forum  –

Gavin Kearney –

Hyunkook Lee –

Capturing 360° Audio Using an Equal Segment Microphone Array (ESMA) –

Steven Barton –

Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone –

Waves NX –

Blue Ripple Sound –

Michael Gerzon –

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

Amazon Echo –

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This episode was produced by Oliver Kadel and Michelle Chan with the help of Emma Rees and included music by Knobs Bergamo.

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