Let’s make it tangible

Following the publication of the first version of the Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) Extension which enable the storage of object-based audio and HOA audio, BBC R&D has now published example files and software to demonstrate the format. These can be used with the Soundscape Renderer as a playback engine. Another release is the new BRIR database which is released today as well.

Next generation audio is on it’s way

After the ITU has approved the new recommendation for a advanced sound system in ITU-R BS. 2051 the EBU has now published a new meta data model call the Audio Definition Model. This will enable the well established broadcast WAV format to carry all the required metadata for object-based audio systems. Great news and well done to the colleagues at the EBU. The document can be found here.