May 6 – May 14 at www.wqxr.org
Innovative audio technology allows webstream listeners to experience the performances as if they were present inside Carnegie Hall
For its live audio streams of Carnegie Hall’s “Spring for Music” concerts running Friday, May 6 through Thursday, May 14, WQXR – New York City ’s sole all-classical station – is working in collaboration with the consulting, design and engineering firm Arup to bring innovative 3D sound live to the WQXR.org audience.
Working closely with the WQXR broadcast engineers, the Arup acoustics team – which has worked with artists including Nick Cave and Lou Reed – will add a special 3D microphone to the usual array of microphones WQXR uses for its live broadcasts and audio webcasts. Using a range of proprietary software, Arup will combine the sounds from all of the microphones in real time, creating an auditory environment that recreates the acoustics inside Carnegie Hall.
The result will be a mix that gives the listener an audio experience of hearing the concert as though he or she were sitting in the middle of the orchestra section.