Jon Robertson Sound

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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.

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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.

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36-channel Mandala in private studio

Putting together a wall of 36 Genelec 8010’s

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Tuning the Mandala

Using an omnidirectional measurement mic to tune the Mandala.

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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.

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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.

Researching height and floor channels.

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Height Channel

This is directly above the listener position

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Right and Floor Channels

View of the listener position

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Front Channel

View of from the listener position, note the floor channel.

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Left Channel

View from the mix position

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Rear Channel

View of the mix position

© 2015 Jonathan Robertson

Contact by email: jonathanxrobertson@gmail.com