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Grammy-winning duo stage a Presentation in Immersive Surround Sound at Gasworks       


The Hamilton Music Collective hosted a presentation by the Audio Engineering Society of Toronto on immersive Surround-Sound Recording featuring Jim Anderson, past-President of the International Audio Engineering Society and Urike Schwarz, both multi-award winners for Sound Engineering and Design. Anderson and Schwarz will design the HMC’s state-of-the art recording studio/classroom which was recently announced and made possible by a Trillium Fund Grant.

An immersive audio setup was provided by SFM for the evening’s listening experience, a number of recordings of music which were produced for immersive sound playback .

Jim and Urike displaying the immersive sound system

Immersive sound takes the traditional multi-channel surround experience to a whole new level by using height or presence channels (speakers mounted high on walls or a ceiling) to create a dome of sound.

L R Astrid Hepner, Ulrike Schwartz, Jim Anderson,  Ross Wonteny, Earl Mc Cluskie

For nearly 50 years, Jim Anderson has set the standard for acoustic audio engineering and production, capturing pristine, high definition stereo and surround sound recordings that have garnered thirteen Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, two Peabodys, and a pair of Emmy nominations among countless other accolades.

A broadly acclaimed engineer and producer, Ulrike Schwarz is a trailblazing audio innovator with more than two decades of experience across the film, television, radio, and recording industries

In 2022, Schwarz was named Vice President of the Verband Deutscher Tonmeister (The Association of German Sound Professionals) and received a prestigious grant from the Women’s Fund of the New York Foundation of the Arts for her work on Jane Ira Bloom’s Grammy nominated album (2023) Picturing The Invisible – Focus 1.

Photos by Dave Gruggen Photography


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