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Tuesdays, July 13th, 20th, and 27th

6pm - 8pm EST

Sliding scale $70 - $100

Via Zoom

In partnership with the Computer Music Center at Columbia University


Capacity: 16

Back by popular demand, this three-part workshop will explore how to build adaptive, sonic environments for virtual worlds.


Participants will experiment with spatial audio composition, real-time audio processing, implementation, and play-testing. Led by sound artist Deirdre Morrison, they will provide an overview and setup of Unity3D, FMOD, and Ableton Live.

We will chop, loop, and process sound files to create an immersive soundscape that reacts to our 3D environment. In FMOD, we will experiment with spatial parameters and trigger behaviors to position our audio throughout the scene and add probability and chance to our sound files. Using Ableton Live, we will experiment with audio processing and manipulation to create additional sound effects and ambiences.


A new component has been added to this course––you'll learn the basics of using Max for Live.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have created a 3D environment that implements adaptive, spatial audio in real-time.

This course is suitable for beginners with some basic knowledge of audio editing.








Deirdre Morrison is a sound artist, producer, and audio post mixer who works with audio, video, and 3D environments to create immersive digital settings. Deirdre edits, mixes, and composes for independent features, short films, and documentaries. They hold a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa and have completed programs in Music Industry Arts and Sound Design and Production. Deirdre produces experimental music and has performed at Pop Montreal and OXW. Their artistic practice is informed by an interest in new media and a fascination with the interaction between visual and auditory arts.


Ticket holders may request to cancel reservations for a full refund up to 48 hours before the start of the event. Cancellation requests made within 48 hours of the start of the event or after it has started will not be honored. Reservations can be transferred to someone else anytime before the start of a class.​