WHAT IS IMMERSIVE AUDIO?

Immersive audio is the groundbreaking, three-dimensional approach to audio storytelling that is taking sound to new heights. While traditional “surround sound” exists in a horizontal plane around the listener, immersive audio refers to an expanded sonic field that quite literally immerses the listener in a multi-dimensional soundscape. Using the latest, cutting-edge spatial audio technology, the entertainment world has already been delving into this progressive experience – think commercial cinemas, home theater systems, and virtual reality gaming – though it is still relatively new and rare for artists in the music industry.

Musicians that are passionate about evolving technologies are beginning to explore immersive audio to help bring better, advanced listening experiences to their fans. The Grammy Awards as of 2019 has renamed their Best Surround Sound Album category to Best Immersive Audio Album in order to recognize this evolution in technology and its growing potential for the art world.

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2020 GRAMMY CONTENDERS

EDITORIAL

Classical Meets Modern in Britten’s Orchestra

Benjamin Britten is one of the most celebrated composers of the last century. His work, colorful and varied in nature, has been tackled by orchestras all over the world, but when Keith O. Johnson…

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs in Immersive Audio

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Modern Cool Lives up to Its Name

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Letting in Live Kisses: The Audio Experience

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