In this world-first 4D virtual reality theme park ride commissioned by Brogent Technologies, we set out to design and create an all-encompassing underwater spatial audio mix to coordinate with the ride’s movement, animation, misting and aromatic ocean scents. Titled ‘Q-Ride’ the VR ride takes the audience on a journey into the depths of the ocean encountering manta rays, schools of fish, dolphins, a sea cave and even whales. The 2nd-order ambisonic mix had to be intricately synchronised with the mechanical motion of the ride in order to counteract motion sickness, allowing for greater freedom of camera movement. The result is an other-worldly adventure that suspends disbelief.
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