Jochem Paap comments about using the Vortex Surround Designer in his work:
“Immersive Media Research has made a huge contribution to multi channel audio sound design and mixing with their tools. My work focuses on exploring the surround audio domain from the angle of abstract electronica. Although the world is flooded with easy to use tools if you want to work from this angle in stereo, there are almost no tools around to do the same in surround.”
“The Vortex Suite is the first collection of commercial apps which allow adventurous and playful experimentation in the surround domain, still it is organized enough to get usable and meaningful results. Immersive Media Research is bridging the gap between Hollywood and the academic field; between traditional surround tools which are designed to expand stereo recordings into a multi channel audio format, and home brew patches and apps which do all kinds of interesting things but are a pain to operate.”
“I’m very excited to see where this is going. multichannel audio has become a very commonly accessible format, yet very little musicians and producers seem to be willing to explore the possibilities. Vortex Surround applications will make this a lot more attractive…”
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Chris Mercer is a composer of electroacoustic music, works for live electronics, and music for both modified conventional instruments and instruments of the composer’s own design.
“Designer allows for a degree of precision in the coordination of sound file material and spatialization that would otherwise be really daunting and time-intensive to pull off. For those of us who want to couple musical gestures to spatial paths down to the millisecond, it’s invaluable to have an interface like designer’s.”
Morton Subotnick is one of the United States’ premier composers of electronic music and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems.
Morton talks about the Vortex Surround Designer
Esteemed musician and composer, is one of the most celebrated soundtrack composers of our time. Chang’s stlye uses an array of innovative expressions by incorporating atmospheric sounds with a variety of instruments and melodies.
“VS DESIGNER offers precise control of panning and location controlled from a simple graphic perspective making complex panning ideas (such as synchronized movements of multiple sounds over long periods of time) very easy to achieve. Easily configured for a variety of multichannel formats, DESIGNER adds an additional dimension of life and animation to the music – I use it on every project!”