Students from the University of Agder on Dolby Atmos Workshop at Cederberg Studios

Ingvild Koksvik, celebrated singer-songwriter, Ph.d candidate at the University of Agder and visionary behind the Dolby Atmos Workshop, organized a workshop for a select group of students from the University of Agder’s master’s Sonwriting-program at Cederberg Studios in Kristiansand. The workshop served as a conduit for exploring the intricacies of audio production techniques in a setting renowned for its innovation and creativity.

Cederberg Studios, a space of artistic expression nestled in Kristiansand, provided the backdrop for the convergence of aspiring songwriters, sound engineers and musicians. Under studio owner Christer Cedecerberg and Ingvild Koksvik’s guidance, participants embarked on a lesson with expertise converged seamlessly, fostering an environment ripe for transformative learning.

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. It expands on existing surround sound systems by adding height channels, allowing sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects with neither horizontal nor vertical limitations. Following the release of Atmos for the cinema market, a variety of consumer technologies have been released under the Atmos brand, using in-ceiling and up-firing speakers.

Spanning an expansive 250 sqm, Cederberg Studios offered students unparalleled access to cutting-edge recording and mixing facilities. From the meticulously designed control room boasting a Dolby-approved Atmos music studio configuration to the expansive recording room teeming with creative potential, participants delved deep into the realm of spatial audio mastery.

Beyond its technical prowess, Cederberg Studios provided a space for artistic expression and collaboration. Accommodation options onsite allowed students to fully immerse themselves in an environment conducive to creativity, surrounded by like-minded individuals sharing a passion for music.

Equipped with an extensive collection of instruments, microphones, and recording gear, including vintage treasures like the 1906 Bösendorfer piano and the iconic Slingerland drum kit from 1974, students were afforded the opportunity to explore a diverse sonic palette.

As the workshop drew to a close, participants departed Cederberg Studios emboldened by newfound knowledge and inspired by the endless possibilities of Dolby Atmos technology. With their sights set on shaping the future of audio production.

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