To some, Wilfried Van Baelen must appear to be traveling at light speed. From modest beginnings recording music in an agricultural outbuilding to his pioneering vision behind one of the world’s foremost audio technology laboratories, the maverick from Flanders has made a habit of shaking things up. Some are saying that his answer to the spatial audio question signals nothing less than a revolution in the entertainment industry and that Auro-3D® has the potential to win favor amongst its top brass. With Dreamworks Animation SKG now supporting the format, there’s little question that he’s a force to be reckoned with.
Wilfried explains the Auro-3D® creative workflow for cinema application. Besides covering various plugins like Auro-Verb and Auro-Matic, he also describes the principle behind Single Inventory Distribution and introduces the various microphone rigs that are used for location recording. This video is the first in a series that will cover the Auro-3D® technology in depth.