Realm of Light – Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Working with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science we produced the voiceover work, built custom mixing tools with Max/MSP, and helped mix the new Realm of Light show in 15.1 surround environment. It's a fantastic show that shouldn't be missed!

Mixing in the "Dome" has traditionally been tricky business. There are no set standards among planetariums for speaker layout and performance as there are in traditional movie theaters and home systems, so there are relatively few tools for mixing in such an environment. To work around this we built a specialized spatialization remapping tool with Max/MSP utilizing ambisonics. This allowed us to turn a traditional flat-plane surround mix into a full immersive experience. Better yet we can use the tool to configure the same-sounding mix for any other surround environement it might play in.