Comment of Thibaut Meyer, Master Student in the major Communications Engineering, imprinted in the DAAD Master information booklet.
IKS and WDR recorded the works of Mendelssohn, Lindberg, and Sibelius interpreted by the Aachen Symphony Orchestra with the 3D recording unit Eigenmike and a classical multi-microphone setup. The WDR installed a typical orchestral recording setup consisting of a main microphone system in combination with spot microphones for each instrument group and solo instrument.
In the course of our cooperation with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra and the completed installation of the IKS|Labs a series of videos with binaural sound emerged. This also includes, e.g., interactive 360 ° videos from complete symphonies, which are about to be released. In order to gain an insight into this work, Mr. Dreher from the RWTH Press Center is currently creating a short film about these activites.
Nearly 20 first-year students have taken the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of our institute right from the start of their studies. After a brief introduction by Prof. Jax, the program presented a variety of demonstrations in the area of digital speech and audio processing as well as communication systems.
Justus Thorau, the musical director of the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, and Melanie Plank, orchestra director, visited our institute to listen to the latest recordings of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony at the IKS|Lab.
In the summer, we attended two european conferences. Stefan Liebich travelled to the International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV, July 23rd - 27th) in London and participated, together with Johannes Fabry, at the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO, August 28th - September 2nd ) on Kos in Greece.