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Our Head of Audio Experience Oliver Kadel at the DOK Leipzig Exchange XR Conference in Germany doing a keynote presentation on Spatial Audio for Augmented Reality

We’ll cover the general approach to sound design for AR. We’ll look at the case study, the recent Apple Design Awards finalist: covering the authoring for hardware device playback vs binaural audio on headphones, balancing the sense of realism and authenticity with the entertainment factor and mitigating the differences in scale between the visuals and sound, and we’ll touch on how AI machine learning starting to shape the personalised listening experience.

“DOK Exchange is DOK Leipzig’s networking and inspiration programme on interactive and immersive storytelling with a focus on XR works and the community’s sustainable development.”

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Immersive Audio Podcast Episode 51 – Kaushik Sunder (Embody)


In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel is joined by the Director of Engineering at Embody – Kaushik Sunder, from San Francisco, US.

Kaushik Sunder currently heads the overall Engineering efforts and also leads the Audio and Acoustics Research Team at EMBODY.  Kaushik has spent a great deal of his research career in the field of 3D Audio and Psychoacoustics. Over the last few years, his research has focussed on understanding the importance of personalized HRTFs particularly for headphone playback of spatial audio.   Prior to working at Embody, Kaushik served as a role of Research Scientist at Ossic and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Sound Recording Department, Schulich School of Music at McGill University. He is also a visiting research scientist at the Human factors department at NASA Ames Research Center. Kaushik received his PhD from the Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, NTU Singapore. He has regularly authored articles appearing in the Journal of Acoustical Society of America, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Journal of Audio Engineering Society, and AES International Conventions.

In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of personalised listening for spatial audio, and Kaushik expertly explains the science behind personalised HRTF and the advantages of its usage in the studio.

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