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Exploring Spatial Audio And Immersive Performance With Halina Rice

In an era where live performances are constantly evolving, the demand for more immersive and engaging experiences has never been higher. Point Blank Music School recently hosted a masterclass that not only addressed this demand but also provided a glimpse into the future of live music through the lens of spatial audio. Led by Halina Rice, a Point Blank Music Production & Sound Engineering graduate and a pioneering figure in the world of immersive audio, the session offered attendees a look into the nuances of spatial audio and immersive performance. Coinciding with this enlightening masterclass is the launch of our groundbreaking Spatial Audio Mixing with Dolby Atmos course, part of our exciting school expansion which now boasts two studios equipped with Dolby Atmos. Looking ahead, we’ve seamlessly woven Spatial Audio into our Music Production & Sound Engineering degree to ensure our students are fully prepared for the dynamic challenges of their future careers. For those captivated by the potential of spatial audio, learn more about our innovative course here.

Halina Rice, known for her innovative approach to music and performance, has carved out a niche in the electronic music scene with her unique blend of sound and visuals. Her work has been well documented in publications such as Sound on Sound in their September Industry Change-Maker article. In her masterclass, Halina Rice shared her journey into spatial audio, beginning with her initial forays into immersive sets back in 2019. With a background in using Ableton Live, partnerships with companies like L-Acoustics, and a keen interest in uniting electronic music with captivating visuals, Halina Rice’s exploration into spatial audio was a natural progression in her quest to elevate the live music experience.

The masterclass provided insights into the technicalities of creating spatial mixes, using tools like L-ISA software from L-Acoustics, and the creative opportunities that spatial audio presents. For attendees, the masterclass was more than just a learning opportunity; it was an invitation to think outside the conventional confines of music production and performance. Halina Rice emphasized the growing accessibility of spatial audio for artists, highlighting how this technology allows for a more dynamic and engaging interaction with audiences. Her passion for creating unique auditory experiences resonated throughout the session, inspiring participants to consider how they could incorporate spatial audio into their own work.

Halina Rice’s performance at EartH Hackney

For those looking to delve deeper into the world of spatial audio, consider exploring Point Blank’s range of courses, including our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree. With our school expansion, state-of-the-art facilities and a curriculum that stays at the forefront of industry trends, Point Blank is your gateway to mastering the art and science of music. Point Blank students also gain exclusive access to a comprehensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and dashboard, packed with a plethora of free modules, resources, and interactive forums designed to enhance and support their educational journey. Our platform is available to all students globally (London, LA, Online) and offers 1-2-1 sessions with industry experts, access to a wide range of events and masterclasses, to opportunities for real-world industry experience.

Halina Rice’s journey from a Point Blank graduate to a trailblazer in spatial audio and immersive performance exemplifies the heights our alumni can reach. Don’t miss Halina Rice’s upcoming performance at HERE at Outernet, London, for an unforgettable immersive performance. Secure your tickets here and experience the future of live music.

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