The Sound Mandala
The Sound Mandala is a multi-channel loudspeaker installation. It is an ongoing research tool for "moving sound."
Currently we are working on implementing a VBAP plugin that is built in Max 7 specific to the Mandala.
Other areas of research include HOA decoding, immersive exeperiences, and position tracking in Isadora.
The first Sound Mandala
We built a 48-channel version of the Mandala in the UMKC black box theatre as part of a summer-long research project.
36-channel Mandala in private studio
Putting together a wall of 36 Genelec 8010’s
Tuning the Mandala
Using an omnidirectional measurement mic to tune the Mandala.
Moving the Mandala into the current space
36 Genelec 8010’s ready to hang around the room. The room is entirely enclosed in black Sonex.
The Sound Mandala today
36-channel Mandala set up in an office at UMKC. This is where we are researching and building tools in Max 7.
This is directly above the listener position
Right and Floor Channels
View of the listener position
View of from the listener position, note the floor channel.
View from the mix position
View of the mix position