The TiME Lab – Equipped with Neumann Studio Monitors
The TiME Lab at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) contains a unique system that enables users to detach themselves from the underlying technology while seamlessly experiencing the media’s contents. HHI developed a model of Immersive Media technology, which gives the recipient a completely new picture and sound impression. The system provides images projected in the highest 3D resolution and spatial audio with the highest quality sound (object-oriented 3D audio / wave field synthesis). This total system approach represents the present state-of-the-art for a high quality multimedia experience.
The presentation of the project took place during the Berlin Film Festival in 2015 as part of the Avant Première. Together with an IOSONO processor, thirty-two Neumann KH 120 studio monitors and four KH 870 subwoofers were used to reproduce the 3D audio experience. They were selected over other loudspeaker systems as they offer the most transparent sound reproduction, which is in keeping with the goal of the whole project.
The documentary "PLAYING THE SPACE" was produced in a 180° panoramic video format, and spatial audio and musical experience all at the same time. The innovative technology can be experienced, not only for different styles of music but also acoustic spaces and adventure. Classical music, performance art or choral music, whether at the Philharmonic, in Stattbad Wedding or Kraftwerk power station (all in Berlin) - each of these places has its own identity.
TiME Lab is a networking platform for developing new immersive media technology; Partners for PLAYING THE SPACE include, amongst others, Berlin Radio Choir, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin International Film Festival, ARRI, and the companies Sennheiser and Neumann, who supported this project.