The technology of “Spatial Sound Reproduction” (SSR) aims to accurately reproduce the complex spatial properties of a sound environment such as localisation, amplitude, or direction of various sources. The Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs) engineered a flexible soundscape rendering application, for which contentismissing developed a graphical multitouch user-interface.
The application allows for multiple clients to connect to a central server and modify the scene and the system parameters. It enables two scenarios, namely a “telco”, in which the user can assign different emphasis to the telephone conference participants, and a “music” scenario, where various soundsources and tracks can be spatially shifted and remixed. The multi-touch GUI was designed and implemented as an Adobe AIR application with the necessary functionalities for connectivity to the interactive display unit and the central SSR server.