How to Create the Best Sounding 3D Experience?

Recording and mixing techniques for three-dimensional sound reproduction

Subject of this two-day workshop is the workflow for 3D sound productions. It takes place on the 5th and 6th of October in the newly inaugurated AuroTorium at Galaxy Studios in Mol, Belgium.

5.1 and 7.1 surround sound formats are not capable of reproducing a three-dimensional sound field and it’s therefore not possible to really immerse a movie or sport cast audience, music listeners or game players into a lifelike experience.

But a real 3D reproduction can. It allows for the creation of a unique and incredibly realistic sound scenery. The new approach to fully immerse the listener requires the consideration of new aspects in the production process.


Focus of the first day is the introduction of Height as the most important factor in the 3D listening experience. Concept, vision and requirements for the next generation sound formats will be presented and the trends and innovations in sport, music and movie production explained. How to include the listener in the third dimension and achieve an emotional connection? The participants will experience real 3D recordings and examples.

The second day will concentrate on the Auro-3D® format. Conceptual fundamentals, workflow related questions and solutions, introduction to 3D recording and mixing techniques, up-mixing, down-mixing and distribution of content. Bert van Daele (CTO, Auro Technologies), Patrick Lemmings (Tonmeister, Galaxy Studios) and Wilfried van Baelen (CEO, Auro Technologies and Galaxy Studios) will conduct the seminar.


The VDT is a professional association focusing on audio in the areas of art, media, and communication. The VDT is dedicated to supporting professionals in preserving and improving the artistic and aesthetic as well as technical quality of their products. The association is open to professionals from the most diverse sectors, and members come from Germany and abroad. Audio professionals from the areas of media production, film, TV, radio, interactive media, theater, the media, hardware development, event management, research, development, and education as well as apprentices and many sponsoring firms are among the more than 1900 VDT members. These benefit from exclusive conventions, publications, seminars, tailored insurances, legal advice, and much more.