World’s “most advanced” spatial audio soundsystem is debuting in London

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London will welcome the world’s “most advanced” spatial audio soundsystem for the first time at Stone Nest.

The soundsystem created by Amsterdam-based audio company 4DSOUND will be arriving next month with artists such as Kali Malone, Max Cooper, Oren Ambarchi, Grand River, Andrea Belfi, NikNak and more.

Showcased at the former Welsh Chapel and now venue, Stone Nest, the 4SOUND experience will be running as a series of immersive events with its one-of-a-kind system.

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Using a large-scale set-up of spatial audio speakers, the audience will be fully immersed in the performances with a 360-degree feel.

The speakers used are described as “sonic sculptures” that make a unique listening experience.

4DSOUND director Poul Holleman said according to DJ Mag: “For a decade we have been developing what we like to call spatial sound instruments; site-specific sound systems which are able to project sound holograms in a listening area, enabling artists to actually play the space as an instrument.”

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“Our intention is to provide captivating listening experiences where sounds can range from realistic environments, to incredibly surreal electronic manipulations, and everything in-between. It’s not easy to describe in words the full potential of 4DSOUND’s technology, so we’d like to invite everyone with an interest or curiosity in spatial sound to join us at Stone Nest.”

Tickets for the experience are available to purchase here with the first event launching on April 21.

Check out the event poster including the full line-up below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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