Immersive Audio Podcast Episode 48 – Andy Slater
19 Feb 2021

Immersive Audio Podcast Episode 48 – Andy Slater

19 Feb 2021


In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel and Bjørn Jacobsen are joined by sound artist and disability advocate – Andy Slater from Chicago, US.

Andy Slater is a Chicago based media artist and disability advocate. He is the founder of the Society of Visually Impaired Sound Artists and director of the Sound As Sight accessible field recording project. His current work features the sounds of antiquated assistive technology, field recordings, spatial audio design for virtual and augmented reality, video games, and films. He works with analogue and FM synthesis in his sound design process with a lean towards retro-futurism, Classic sci-fi and video game sound, and blurry analogue tape charm. Andy has a masters in Sound Arts and Industries from Northwestern University and holds a BFA from the School Of the Art Institute of Chicago.

In this episode, Andy shares his unique journey full of frustrating battles and success stories. You will hear excerpts of Andy’s conceptual artwork and find out about his mission of making the world of audio tech for blind and visually impaired people more accessible.

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Show Notes

Dear VR Micro Plugin  –

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid –

Andy Slater Website –

Shure Motiv Recording App –

Microsoft Soundscape –

Apogee  MetaRecorder App –

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This episode was produced by Oliver Kadel and Emma Rees and included music by Rhythm Scott.

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