We love to take microphones to strange and wonderful places in the AudioLab..! This time, Frank Stevens went to Newgrange to record impulse responses of the famous heritage site.
Newgrange is a Neolithic passage tomb in County Meath, Ireland. The visitors’ centre at Newgrange is in the process of being renovated, and this will include the addition of immersive audio installations intended to recreate the soundscapes of Neolithic life (designed by colleagues from the Department of Music). These recreations will include a representation of the kind of ceremony that would have taken place within the tomb itself. In order to ensure the credibility of the reproduced soundscape, acoustic impulse responses were recorded in the tomb to allow for its acoustic properties to be applied to any sound source, in order to make it sound as if it were recorded in that space.