ISA Talk Podcast – Karlheinz Brandenburg about the mp3 standard and 3D sound

Today we present a new episode of our ISA Talk podcast format. We talked to Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg – one of the driving forces behind the mp3 audio standard – about his experiences developing the standard that broke the music industry. In the talk he compares different ways of implicating 3D-sound and gives his take on the most exciting developments that are happening in the market at the moment.

You can listen to the episode on our website here. You can also find the Podcast on Apple Podcasts here and on Spotify here.

Submit your case by May 14th

This week is your last chance to submit your case to the ISA 2020 and to send in all your material. The submission deadline closes on Thursday. You can find all submission details and the application form here.

We can’t wait to see your amazing submissions that #MakeTheWorldSoundBetter.

ISA Talk Podcast – Emma Rodero about the most important characteristics of human speech

Today we present a new episode of our ISA Talk podcast format. Our guest in this episode is Emma Rodero who gives us more insight into the field of voice and speech in audio formats.

In the talk, Emma explains the most important characteristics of human speech and gives her expert opinion on what kind of voice to choose to target your audience. We also learned why Alexa and Siri are female and explored the reasons why synthetic voices won’t take over synchronization soon.

You can listen to the episode on our website here. You can also find the Podcast on Apple Podcasts here and on Spotify here.

 

Sound Hub Denmark: Prize for start-ups and young entrepreneurs

We’re happy to announce our new partnership with Sound Hub Denmark, the world’s first international sound technology and innovation environment.

As a very special prize for the ISA2020, Sound Hub Denmark offers 5 selected winners among the sound start-ups and young entrepreneurs a free 3 months stay at their hub in Struer.

At Sound Hub Denmark, you can work and network with other sound enthusiasts and talents from inspiring startups and highly skilled sound tech experts from industry-leading corporates. This topped with access to unique world-class test and lab facilities, leading specialists and a nearby craft cluster of complementary industries.

 

ISA Talk Podcast – Rainer Hirt about functional sounds and the principle „sound follows function”

Today we are launching our new podcast format: ISA Talk. In this format we invite interesting guests who also follow our vision to #MakeTheWorldSoundBetter to give their insight on different fields of the audio industry.

In our first ISA Talk episode Kai Bronner (Managing Partner) and Birgit Elke (Head of Communications) talk to Rainer Hirt, founder of audity, who gives insight into the impact of functional sounds.

During the talk, which we recorded a couple of days ago remotely from our home offices, Rainer explains what audity’s guiding principle “Sound follows function” means and what it implies for their work. Further, we had a closer look into one of their areas of expertise: sound for medical devices.

And, talking about MedTech and devices for intensive care units, we also learned what the corona virus sounds like.

You can listen to the Episode on our website here. You can also find the Podcast on Apple Podcasts here and on Spotify here.

Extended Submission Deadline 14 May

 

Due to the complicated situation caused by the Covid-19 virus we decided to change the deadline of our submission phase. The original deadline of 30 April will be extended by two weeks. The new deadline is set to 14 May. This way you have more time to prepare your submission material and we can all reduce the stress in these extraordinary times.

We can’t wait to see your amazing submissions.

All the best
Your ISA team