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05 Nov The Science of Audio Engineering

We've come a long way in the last 150 years of sound recording but how much further can we go? Are we able yet to conjure any sound from (or beyond) or imaginations? Can we extract individual sounds from a record of an orchestra? Can we ever fit the complexity of a large, reverberant space into a typical computer system? And just what is 'engineering' anyway, in the context of the recording studio?  With 
Dr Jez Wells Lecturer in Music Technology Royal Academy of Engineering Public Engagement Fellow University of York