3-D Audio at the Kraków Film Music Festival
3-D Audio at the Kraków Film Music Festival

3-D Audio at the Kraków Film Music Festival

Mar 2024 | News | Live Events | GEO M10 | P+ Series | Poland

Originally making its name for accompanying film screenings with live music performances, the Kraków Film Music Festival has grown to become one of the most highly regarded events of its type worldwide.

Taking place at venues throughout the southern Polish city, the 16th Festival included a special immersive sound event at the Teatr Lasznia  at which composer, musician and lecturer Gary Marlowe performed the world premiere of his concert Echoes of Space, and Grammy award-winning film composer Simon Franglen presented his experimental work Sunrise | Sunset, originally commissioned by the Shanghai Tower.

Widely recognised as an industry expert in 3-D audio, engineer and producer Hans-Martin Buff was on hand to guide the mix which was handled by a Yamaha Rivage PM5 using Yamaha AFC Image DSP. 33 channels of audio were distributed around 5 x front clusters of 4 x NEXO GEO M10 line array elements, with 14 NEXO PS15 point-source speakers as side surrounds, 5 x NEXO P12s as rear and 8 x NEXO ID24s as tops.

LF extension came from 6 x NEXO STM S118 subs, with amplification and processing from NEXO’s NXAMPMk2 Powered TD Controllers.

The system was supplied and deployed by Wroclaw-based production services company Pogo Art, with support provided on site by Yamaha and NEXO technical staff.

The event was covered as part of ‘Spatial Audio – Practical Masters Guide’ which provides an entry point into the field of spatial audio content creation for people with a basic knowledge of audio production. Including an interview with Hans-Martin Buff, the case study can be seen here: