spatial audio + 360 video

Pandemnation (360 video + immersive audio)

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Original music composed and performed by Simpsonelli.

Handmade leather masks by Simpsonelli https://simpsonelli.ca/leathercraft

All performances captured with an iPhone 12 Pro camera, shot in regular 2D video, and placed on spherical monoscopic background. Guitar amps recorded into a UAD Apollo with a Sennheiser 421 and Shure SM57. Amps: Supro Saturn Reverb, V-series 30W, Garnet Jammer, and Gibson Falcon. Recorded into Steinberg Nuendo, and mixed in ambisonic 360 sound with Dear Reality's DearVR Pro panner, and DearVR Spatial Connect VR mix environment.

Space Maschine (360 video + immersive audio)

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Original music by Simpsonelli.

An eclectic combination of instruments and sounds - Native Instruments' Maschine Mikro, a Moog Etherwave Theremin, an African Kalimba, and pitch-transposed brown noise created in Steinberg Nuendo for the rockets. Each instrument had an improvised performance captured by a 3 camera setup - a Canon Rebel T3i DSLR, a GoPro Max, and an iPhone 12 Pro. Each camera captured a different angle of the performance in 2D HD, and was sequenced on top of a 360 monoscopic still image in Premiere Pro. Stereo audio source for Maschine, mono sources for the other instruments. Mixed using the DearVR Pro spatial panner and for this YouTube release, rendered to First Order Ambisonics.

Scott Paulley - Molly (360 video + immersive audio)

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Original music by Scott Paulley.

Recorded on location in East Vancouver.

 Featuring Scott Paulley on vocals and guitar, and Simpsonelli on guitar and vocals.

For this recording we used a Rode NT3 cardioid condenser microphone for one Gibson J45 guitar, and a Rode NT1000 large diaphragm condenser microphone for the main vocal and (second!!) Gibson J45 guitar, then used the same mics for the "ghosts" overdub- angled in different directions. This makes for 4 different areas of sound localization. Not necessarily a traditional ambisonic microphone placement, but it gave us 4 channels of audio and this was rendered to First Order Ambisonics for YouTube.  We were trying to capture studio-quality acoustic guitar and vocal sounds in a live location recording. We had to capture this take fast, because we were reliant on the battery duration of a 15" MacBook Pro (which was also powering an Apogee Duet USB audio interface), and a GoPro Max 360 video camera. A nice blend of studio-quality microphone sounds, mixed with industrial noise and traffic in the background, as well as the inherent tunnel reverberation. This was around midnight on a cold winter Sunday in December, in an East Vancouver tunnel under a railroad track. Mixed with Dear Reality's Spatial Connect software and DearVR Pro spatial panner. Mixed inside the VR environment through Spatial Connect with an Oculus Quest headset and a PC, via Quest Link. Video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, and also monitored in Oculus Quest during editing, via the Premiere Pro immersive environment.

Drum duo (360 video + immersive audio)

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Original music by Simpsonelli.

For this recording, 4 microphones running into a Universal Audio 4-710d were used to capture each drum kit, for a total of 8 audio channels. This arrangement made for a good full-room kind of sound, as if the 2 drummers were in the room at the same time. Rendered to First Order Ambisonics audio, specifically for upload to YouTube, which supports FOA.

Four Papas (360 video+ immersive audio)

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Original music by Simpsonelli.

The audio for this video was overdubbed to a click track, and most plugged DI into a Universal Audio Apollo Twin recording interface except for the guitars, which were recorded with Neuman U87 and Sennheiser 421 microphones. Each was a mono source, and mixed in 360 in 4 channels, rendered to First Order Ambisonics. Video captured with a central GoPro Max 360 camera, with each player masked into a 360 still image using Adobe Premiere Pro. Monitored for VR editing inside Oculus Quest with Adobe immersive environment, a PC and Quest Link cable. Immersive audio mixed with DearVR Pro and Spatial Connect. For more music like this, please visit https://crookedrider.bandcamp.com

Captain Future - Falling Back To Earth (360 video + immersive audio)

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Original music by Captain Future. captainfuture.bandcamp.com

The sounds on this recording were captured in a recording session live in studio with the band in 2018. Remixed in 2020 inside the 360 environment wearing an Oculus Quest, and using Steinberg Nuendo with DearVR Pro and Spatial Connect. ​The rocket images are from the Captain Future logo, and each one is attached to an instrument: red=synth green=bass blue=guitar silver=drums

VR Wonders Of The World: Aurora

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Music composed, performed and recorded by Simpsonelli Productions, for Perspective Films, a 360˚immersive virtual reality studio & laboratory based in Vancouver BC. I was asked to compose something along the lines of some Pink Floyd. This example was mixed in stereo.

Music for film (2D)

Vancouver: No fixed address

2017 film by Charles Wilkinson for the Knowledge Network about the Vancouver housing crisis.

More on this great documentary here; https://www.charleswilkinson.com/vancouver-no-fixed-address.php

Lhasa Blues 

Lhasa Blues, the first ever crime/heist thriller Tibetan film ever made. 2018 film by Shenpenn Khymsar

I Am Chris Farley

A 2015 documentary film by Network Entertainment.