IKO is a revolutionary 3D audio speaker designed and built by Sonible in Graz, Austria. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University is proud to own the only IKO in the UK where it is being used for collaborative and interdisciplinary research in fields such as data sonification, auditory perception, spatial audio, electroacoustic music, and more. IKO uses ambisonic beamforming to create a very tangible three-dimensional immersive sound field, the experience of which is very different from traditional multi-speaker arrays.


Past and forthcoming workshops based around the Northumbria are listed below. If you are interested in running or attending a workshop (either here in Newcastle or elsewhere in the UK) please contact Paul Vickers.

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