Panoramix is a standalone application dedicated to spatial audio mixing and post-production. This tool offers a comprehensive environment for mixing, reverberating, and spatializing sound materials from different microphone systems: surround microphone trees, spot microphones, ambient miking, Higher Order Ambisonics capture. Several 3-D spatialization techniques (VBAP, HOA, binaural) can be combined and mixed simultaneously in different formats. Panoramix also provides conventional features of mixing engines (equalizer, compressor/expander, grouping parameters, routing of input/output signals, etc.), and it can be controlled entirely via the Open Sound Control protocol. The software can also be used to control the diffusion of sound for spatialized live events.
Hosted by EMPAC at Rensselaer along with IRCAM (the Paris-based Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), and CCRMA (Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), this workshop gave participants the opportunity to experience large-scale, complex audio setups in pristine acoustic environments.