The exploratory space that analyzes the audio revolutions in our daily lives.

From fundamental discoveries to their concrete applications, from major industry trends to the possibilities of tomorrow.

This Blog offers a keen interpretation of a technological and creative world in constant motion.

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Sound Choices for Mobility 

You may have heard the expression “Our ears have no eyelids”, which points to the inevitable nature of the sounds that surround us. It will have escaped no one’s notice how much pandemic-related lockdowns have changed the sound environment, especially in urban areas. A calmness and absence of noise, the return of which has made […]

Emotion at the Core of the Sonic Experience

In an increasingly information-saturated attention economy, the transmission of emotion is an essential driver for capturing a fickle audience. As audio takes on a growing role in branded content, how can we differentiate and personalize an impactful, high-tech and sensitive sonic experience?

PP Garcia: All about 3D binaural audio

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In his chaptered video, journalist PP Garcia went to meet Antoine Petroff, Director of Immersive Products at Ircam Amplify, to learn all about binaural 3D audio. An interview conducted by an expert with another expert to experience binaural sound and discover its many applications in our daily lives!

Reconstructing the voices of personalities from the past: Voice Cloning for Thierry Ardisson

Research and technology now make it possible to clone a voice and we’ll tell you all about it in the new episode of this podcast. We’re checking in to the Time Hotel and Thierry Ardisson is there to welcome us and talk about this new idea for a show co-produced by Ardimages and Troisième Œil Productions.

The power of audio innovation

Each client project presents an opportunity to meet their specific needs by developing cutting-edge innovative solutions. Discover here the achievements that best exemplify our expertise, as the bridge between excellence in research and its concrete applications in the industrial world.

Le Monde: “Time Hotel”, on France 3, the eternal return and the living dead of Thierry Ardisson

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The new creation of the producer and animator reconstructs by artificial intelligence processes the voice, face and mimics of great departed.

20 Minutes: “Time Hotel, Is Thierry Ardisson’s show the television of tomorrow or yesterday?

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In his show “Time Hotel”, Thierry Ardisson used deepfakes to resurrect missing stars, opening ethical questions and technological potential.


From Virtual Singing to Deepfakes: How is Speech Used Today

With the rise of new technology, as well as audio-only social media, our voices are becoming more prominent features in our world. Ircam’s first steps into research on human speech stemmed from the world of music, but today the applications for audio research and vocal analysis extend far beyond the music industry.

Taking care of your voice every day: The Vocal’iz app from MGEN

Voice research will profoundly change our relationship to objects. One example is Vocal’iz, a virtual vocal coach imagined by MGEN that helps you analyze and work on your voice, your vocal tone, your breath control and even your public speaking every day via your smart phone.

Exciting Trends in Audio at SXSW 2022

Exciting Trends in Audio at SXSW 2022

South by Southwest (SXSW) takes place every March in Austin, Texas and features ten days of conferences and festivals that combine music, technology, cinema, and interactive media. In 2022, for the first time in two years, SXSW was held face-to-face, and the Ircam Amplify team went to Austin to be part of the French Tech Pavilion presented by Business France. Read on to learn about the major trends in audio technology that were showcased at SXSW 2022.

Listening to our Bodies: Health, Technology and Sound

From how technology impacts complete hearing loss to the use of hearing to relieve physical pain, there are numerous ways that the health and wellness industries might meet the audio and technology sectors. Experts from several fields are now exploring questions like: what place does sound have in the world of health, how do sounds, our emotions, and our bodies interact, and how does technology impact our physical experience of sound?

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Noise, Sound, and Transportation: An Evolving Relationship

As our societies move to new modes of transportation that reduce atmospheric pollution, how does that change the noise pollution we are faced with every day? What place does artificial sound have in our ecosystem? How can we transform noise into sound? These are just some of the questions that arise when we examine the relationship between sound and transportation.

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