Sound Of The Tokyo Olympics

Immersive audio with 3,600 microphones      17/08/21

Sound Of The Tokyo Olympics


The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have recently come to an end, with largely empty stadiums due to the pandemic - but a wealth of coverage on television and online. In this article from theconversation.com, they cover some of the issues, techniques and processes behind setting up the Olympics for sound - going back to the 1964 Olympics, also held in Japan. 

There have been many factors in the setup of the sound system this year, taking into account the lack of spectators and how the acoustic spaces subsequently change. Many factors affect the highly complex setup, including potential feedback and phase issues with over 3,600 microphones dotted around. 

https://theconversation.com/3-600-microphones-and-counting-how-the-sound-of-the-olympics-is-created-164875

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