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Overlap Education

Dec 11th 2016 @ The Dojo

San Francisco, CA
I Was There
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
2:30 PM
The Dojo
3435 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA 94110
Introduction to Ambisonics Taught by founders of ENVELOP ( This workshop will give you the foundation of knowledge that you need to begin working with Ambisonics. We will cover encoding, decoding for different spaces, and binaural transcoding for headphones. We will clarify how Ambisonics is different and superior to surround sound and other horizontal formats, along with other 360 sound solutions. Attendees with all be set up with the ENVELOP software toolkit for producing Ambisonic and binaural content.Students will learn:

Encoding for Ambisonics

Decoding details and how Ambisonics can scale to different room sizes and speaker numbers.

Ambisonic effects

How to install and use the Envelop Toolkit.

The history of Ambisonics and how it’s unique

Begin your own Ambisonic mix that can be heard on headphones using a binaural transcode.

Instructor: Christopher Willits
Time: 10 AM - 2 PM
Location: The Dojo - 3435 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA*
Seats Available: 15
*Remote attendance is available using Google Hangout

Christopher Willits is a musician, artist and teacher based in San Francisco who believes that music and art can catalyze inner change. Willits focuses on meditative ambient electronic music created with guitar, immersive audiovisual experiences, and landscape photography, Awarded a masters in electronic music from Mills College, he has been dubbed ‘the Picasso of sound’, using his self-designed software tools to paint sound pictures with his guitar, crafting mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes and lush audio-visual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. Willits creates immersive experiences of overlapping sound and light that speak to listeners on a spiritual yet down-to-earth level. His music on labels such as Ghostly International has garnered critical acclaim, sending him on continuous tours around the world for over a decade. Multiple solo albums and collaborations with the likes of Japanese legend Ryuichi Sakamoto and Tycho, have accounted for a diverse catalog with over 25 releases over the last 15 years. Willits is the founder of the creativity catalyst Overlap, and ENVELOP, a 3D immersive audio platform currently constructing a venue in San Francisco that is positioned to influence the future of music production.
Suggested Requirements:

Laptop and a pair of headphones

For Ableton Live related workshops, students may acquire - Ableton Live (buy or download the 30-day demo)

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Overlap Education has a 24 HR cancellation policy (refunds are not granted less than 24 hours before a class).