ISA2018 – Submit your case now!

From today on to 31st May, 2018, the INTERNATIONAL SOUND AWARDS 2018 are open for entries.

Make the world sound better!

According to this motto and for the second time, the Audio Branding Academy awards and promotes the best and most innovative cases from the fields of Sound and Music Technology. The intention of the Awards is to give all players from these fields a platform – from audio service providers to audio hardware/software developers to sound artists and beyond.
We’re looking forward to your submission!

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Coming next: ISA2018

We are proud to announce the second edition of the International Sound Awards. On 20th September 2018 the best and most innovative sound concepts and sound solutions will be honored with the ISA2018 @ Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg (Germany).
 

Key Dates

March 15: Open for submission (submission details will be announced on March 15th)
May 31: Submission deadline
September 20: ISA2018 Award Show @ Reeperbahn Festival
 

ISA2018 Categories
Corporate Communications

• Ambient Sound • Audio Dialogue • Audio Marketing • Audio Branding

Research & Development
Product

• Acoustic Product Sound Design • Digital Product Sound Design 
• Voice & Language
 • Sound Start-up

Life & Society

• Soundscapes • Health • Universal Design • Social & Culture • Silence

Aural Architecture
Sound Art

ABS accreditation committee 2018

Welcome the new accreditation committee of the Audio Branding Society for 2018:

  • Cedric Engels (Roundhouse, Belgium)
  • Daniel Jackson (CORD Worldwide, UK)
  • John Groves (GROVES Sound Communications, Germany)

Accreditation Procedure
Only audio branding agencies can be accredited for society membership. The admission criteria for the peer-reviewed accreditation of Society members are strict and rigorous and therefore authenticate members’ expertise.
The Audio Branding Society fulfills its function as an excellent branch overview and provides companies with the opportunity to search for suitable audio branding agencies by different selection criteria.

 

Benefits for Members

  • After successful accreditation, society members are allowed to use the society badge in their communication activities.
  • Accreditation authenticates members’ expertise and is a competitive edge over non-members.
  • Agency profiles of society members are published in the publicly accessible member database and in the Audio Branding Yearbook.
  • Membership qualifies agencies for participation in the annual Audio Branding Summits where industry internal topics are discussed.

Learn more about the Audio Branding Society here

International Sound Awards Yearbook 2017

Under the motto “Make the world sound better!”, the International Sound Awards honour the world’s best and most innovative sound concepts and sound solutions from the areas Corporate Communciations, Research & Development, Product, Life & Society, Aural Architecture and Sound Art. In the International Sound Awards Yearbook 2017 you will find all “Better Sound” case studies and winners of the International Sound Awards 2017, an overview of the award jury and a list of Audio Branding Societies’ members.

Read online or order a printed copy.

 

ISA2017: And the winner is…

It was an exciting and eventful evening in the Hamburger Gruenspan club on Sept. 21 when the winners of the first International Sound Awards were announced. Altogether 15 works were on the shortlist, five of which were honoured with the „ISAbell“ trophy – some winning in several categories. The winners from Brazil, Sweden and Germany had convinced the international jury with their sound projects from the fields of Audio Branding, Digital Product Sound Design, Research&Development, Ambient Sound, Social&Culture, Health and Universal Design.

Johannes Kahrs, member of the German Bundestag, promised his support in his keynote to keep this event permanently in the media hub Hamburg. The band „Drum The World“ was a highlight at the event sweeping the audience away with their captivating percussion performance.
 

The Winners of ISA2017

LATAM Airlines Audio Branding

Category: Audio Branding
Entrant: Sound Thinkers, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Siemens Audio Branding

Category: Audio Branding
Entrant: why do birds, Berlin, Germany

Kuka Brand Experience

Category: Ambient Sound
Entrant: kligng klang klong GbR, Berlin, Germany / Meso Digital Interiors GmbH

Interactive 3D Sound by USOMO

Categories: Digital Product Sound Design, Research & Development
Entrant: FRAMED Immersive Projects GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany

The Impossible Run

Categories: Social & Culture, Health, Universal Design
Entrant: Lexter Sounddesign, McCann Stockholm, Bacon Productions, Sweden

ISA2017 Report

ISA2017 Impressions

Press Material

ISA Exhibitor – SonicTonic

At the ISA Exhibition international companies, associations and institutions have the chance to present their own product and services to the audience. The networking event intents to foster the exchange among colleagues on this day. Interested parties have the opportunity to discuss practical solutions and industry topics and develop them further.
Date: September 21 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Gruenspan, Hamburg

SonicTonic: Sound 4 Healthcare

SonicTonic is a health app that delivers audio programs containing a unique blend of purpose-targeted therapeutic techniques (e.g. Brainwave Entrainment, ASMR, mixed with Music) to provide quick and effective help to those having problems with sleep, stress, depression, anxiety, and pain.

www.sonictonic.io

 

 

ISA Exhibitor – Immersive Ambiences in VR

At the ISA Exhibition international companies, associations and institutions have the chance to present their own product and services to the audience. The networking event intents to foster the exchange among colleagues on this day. Interested parties have the opportunity to discuss practical solutions and industry topics and develop them further.
Date: September 21 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Gruenspan, Hamburg

Immersive Ambiences in VR

How do we create “immersive” ambiences for Virtual Reality? Are 3D recordings a must in or could we use pre-existing stereo, surround, or quad content and upmix it to a 3D format? The fundamental question being, do we need to re-record all our beloved ambiences or is there another solution to this problem? This project presents a 3D recording along with various upmixes of the same content in order to test this theory.
 
 

ISA Exhibitor – Evalu

At the ISA Exhibition international companies, associations and institutions have the chance to present their own product and services to the audience. The networking event intents to foster the exchange among colleagues on this day. Interested parties have the opportunity to discuss practical solutions and industry topics and develop them further.
Date: September 21 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Gruenspan, Hamburg

Evalu – Pace Control via Sound

The first running app that can tell you – based on your biomechanics – how fast you should run to maximise the training effect.

evalu is a software that utilizes biomedical/biomechanical user data from a textile force sensor to offer personalized sports- and rehabilitation products. To gather the necessary data, the company offers the world’s first mobile running coach (App) that can tell athletes which intensity (speed, distance, etc) is best for their training, based on their performance and a constant gait analysis during their run. This massively increases training efficiency and limits the risk of injury. While the sensor is constantly monitoring your run, the app is guiding you via audio feedback – created in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg (HAW) – towards healthy and effective training.
 
 
 

ISA Exhibitor – livyu

At the ISA Exhibition international companies, associations and institutions have the chance to present their own product and services to the audience. The networking event intents to foster the exchange among colleagues on this day. Interested parties have the opportunity to discuss practical solutions and industry topics and develop them further.
Date: September 21 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Gruenspan, Hamburg

livyu – closer than live

livyu is a platform for high quality Pay Per View concert streams, available live, on demand, in 360° and in livyu’s very own virtual reality concert hall.
Our multi-camera perspective HDTV streams offer worldwide access to live concerts, that fans would otherwise miss. Sold out shows, expensive tickets, long travels or impossible schedules are of no concern anymore. Regardless of their location, fans can be part of the show, determine interactive interviews and have a look at what is up backstage. livyu’s tickets are unlimited and always available.

www.livyu.com

ISA Exhibitor – MusicTech

At the ISA Exhibition international companies, associations and institutions have the chance to present their own product and services to the audience. The networking event intents to foster the exchange among colleagues on this day. Interested parties have the opportunity to discuss practical solutions and industry topics and develop them further.
Date: September 21 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Gruenspan, Hamburg

Connecting the dots for the MusicTech industry – MusicTech Germany 
MusicTech Germany, the Federal Association of Music Technology Germany, represents the common interests of hardware, software and service providers in the field of music technology.
 
The alliance gathers organisations and actors from the music technology and digitization sector under one roof and represents this industry officially and professionally on all levels. The goal of MusicTech Germany is to unite the very fragmented industry in a joint organisation and to coordinate the existing forces and resources. In addition, MusicTech Germany is committed to the adjustment of public funding structures to enable more innovations in the field of music technology. Furthermore, the association is going to improve the access to music-technologies for women and inspire more female talents to become part of this field.
 
 
 

„Drum The World” at the International Sound Awards

Oded Kafri and Christian von Richthofen are two conspirators. Twenty years lie between them, but they sound like Siamese twins. Whether Techno, Drum’n Bass, HipHop, Reggae, African, Rock, Samba – everything is tackled, exciting, stylish and very virtuosic. Everyone looks back on their own remarkable career, which they now continue together, as percussionists, singers, composer, rhythm clowns. Their first joint CD proves their extra class. Both form the musical axis of the band “Drum The World“.
 
On Sept. 21, Oded and Christian will rock the Gruenspan
 
More information about “Drum The World”.
 

ISA Exhibitor – XOUNTS

At the ISA Exhibition international companies, associations and institutions have the chance to present their own product and services to the audience. The networking event intents to foster the exchange among colleagues on this day. Interested parties have the opportunity to discuss practical solutions and industry topics and develop them further.
Date: September 21 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Gruenspan, Hamburg

XOUNTS UP – The Revolutionary Sound and Ambiance System from Hamburg

XOUNTS UP is the visionary sound and ambiance system which is going to blow you away! The Multitalent is the symbiosis of perfect 360° stereo sound, atmospheric lighting, and innovative technology. XOUNTS UP is a future-oriented sound system with newly developed flat diaphragm technology. It stands for a completely separate and new product category in the area of multi-room systems. You can check it out here: www.xounts.com

Digitalization Needs THE RIGHT Sound

Conference talk presented by Audio Branding Academy
at Reeperbahn Festival Conference in Hamburg on September 22nd, 2017

Tell me your favourite alarm sound to be awaken in the morning and I tell you who you are. Does this work? Probably you got rid of your old alarm clock and are now using your smartphone instead. If you always hated your alarm sound in the past you now are spoilt for choice. But is it a good idea to play your favourite sound or music to be awaken in the morning? Sound should have function, meaning and adequate aesthetics. So how do we deal with the new sound opportunities in digital media and devices? How can we create the optimal sonic user experience?

Learn more here.

ISA Exhibitor – laut.fm/live

At the ISA Exhibition international companies, associations and institutions have the chance to present their own product and services to the audience. The networking event intents to foster the exchange among colleagues on this day. Interested parties have the opportunity to discuss practical solutions and industry topics and develop them further.
Date: September 21 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Gruenspan, Hamburg
 

laut.fm/live – start streaming

laut.fm/live gives you the freedom to stream live audio from wherever you are. laut.fm/live is a hardware and a software project: An audio cable and an app for your phone. Anyone can plug the cable into their mobile, start up our app and stream live from wherever they are. This may be a DJ from a club, a promoter from an event or just your regular couchpotato with a passion for broadcasting. laut.fm offers an easy-to-use, browser-based interface to make your own legal online radio station. To quote Jello Biafra: “If you don’t like, what’s on corporate radio – make your own!”.