360 Video Performance: Puccini’s ‘Crisantemi’ | String Quartet | Ambisonics | VR | Berklee Part 7/7

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In this virtual reality video, you’ll experience a string quartet playing Puccini’s “Crisantemi” at Boston Symphony Hall. Captured by John Escobar, a professor in the Music Production and Engineering department for Berklee College of Music, the video can be enjoyed with a VR headset, on the YouTube app, or you can just click and drag the screen on your desktop. Focus on specific players or look around Symphony Hall, but whatever you do, make sure to use headphones to get the full experience. John used Facebook Spatial Workstation 5 and Audio 360 plug-ins to capture this ambisonic recording, throughout which he changes the microphones he’s using in the mix. To identify which mic is in use, click on the timecodes below:

0:05 Conductor Ambeo, Spot Microphones
0:55 Audience Ambeo, Spot Microphones
1:42 Spot Microphones
2:22 Conductor Ambeo, Audience Ambeo, Spot Microphones
3:19 Conductor Ambeo, Headlocked Wide Rooms
4:03 Conductor Ambeo, Audience Ambeo, Spot Microphones, Headlocked Wide Rooms

Bengisu Gokce, 1st Violin
Heeyeon Ko, 2nd Violin
Gerson Eguiguren, Viola
Shao Chia Lee, Cello

In addition to the string quartet, the production team that assisted was as follows:
James Donahue (MPE faculty)
Dan Pfeiffer
Jeffrey Millonig
Chuyue Wen
Yao Wang
Jesse Borkowski
Eric Ko
Gabriel Ryfer Cohen
Andrea Bresnahan
Shyah Miller
Nicolás Emden

About John Escobar:
John Escobar is a producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator, teaching several courses in the Music Production and Engineering department for Berklee College of Music. He has worked with a wide range of artists, including Grammy-winning folk artist Sarah Jarosz, jazz guitar virtuoso Larry Coryell, violinist Joshua Bell, and many others. He has also taught at Harvard, Boston University, University of Southern California, and Northeastern University.

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