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Press Release : Innovate Audio and UCL PEARL Announce Strategic Partnership

Innovate Audio, creator of the panLab 2 spatial sound design and mixing tool, and UCL’s PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory) today announced a strategic partnership, sharing technology and research resources.

PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory) is a unique facility, built to explore the ways in which people interact with their environment. The 4,000m2 space is equipped with a large L-Acoustics sound system, enabling researchers to reproduce sonic environments, from the tiniest bird song to massive explosions. As a result of this partnership, PEARL will now have access to Innovate Audio’s ground-breaking panLab 2 spatial audio mixing solution. panLab 2 will allow researchers to accurately position sound sources within environments, whilst offering complete flexibility over the layout of loudspeaker design.

Usually found on Broadway and in London’s West End, panLab 2 is a game-changing spatial sound design and mixing tool, designed to integrate seamlessly with QLab. As a result of this partnership, Innovate Audio is excited to work with PEARL and its extensive research and development facilities when testing new products.

Figure 1: Inside PEARL's sound preparation lab, the Vibe, using Innovate Audio's panLab 2 tool

Figure 2: Innovate Audio's panLab 2 spatial sound design and mixing tool in action at PEARL


“I was completely blown away when I first used Innovate Audio’s panLab 2. It is the first spatial audio mixing solution that offers complete flexibility in how it deals with sound system design and layout. Here at PEARL we use theatrical craft to create hyper-real environmental models. panLab 2, with its roots in live theatre, is the perfect spatial audio solution which allows us to work quickly and efficiently when programming non-linear cuing sequences requiring dynamic movement sequences, within a complex and fast-moving environment,” said Steve Mayo, Specialist Lead – Sound – UCL PEARL.

“UCL PEARL is the dream resource for developing new audio products. The facility is a vast space, already equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We look forward to developing products that can push the boundaries of what can be achieved, both in spatial audio and beyond. We are immensely proud that UCL PEARL has chosen panLab 2 as a key spatial audio mixing solution at the facility,” said Daniel Higgott, Director – Innovate Audio LTD.

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