Spatial Audio Practices (MSR4051.01)

Senem Pirler

This course will offer an introduction to the principles of spatial audio and its function in creative sound practices. The topics will include multichannel audio, Ambisonics and binaural sound, 360 spatial audio recording and mixing, sound design for VR, and immersive electroacoustic music. Along with readings and discussions, we will look at various current sound practices that explore the possibilities of spatial audio. There will be an emphasis on production and experiential learning through exercises and workshops. This course is for students who have previous experience in sound practices and/or e-music.

Learning Outcomes:
Main objectives of the course are:
- To introduce the principles of spatial audio.
- To gain experience with the tools of spatial audio.
- To explore the artistic possibilities of the spatial audio
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- To identify the principles and tools of spatial audio.
- To compose sonic compositions for spatial audio.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Determination will be given based on the evidence of prior experience in sound practices. Students who previously took sound practices and e-music courses: please send a paragraph to, indicating interest and previous experience in sound practices.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Fully In-Person , Sound Design and Recording , Two Credit
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