Tom Parnell

Spatial Audio at the BBC


Tom will present some recent work, demonstrating the 3D microphone techniques and object-based audio workflows used on different spatial projects, including live binaural streaming from the BBC Proms, location documentary recording and immersive audio for VR applications.


Tom Parnell is a sound engineer with sixteen years of experience broadcasting music, drama and speech across BBC Radio. He also works for BBC Research & Development, supporting research projects and completing object-based audio mixes of binaural radio productions (like pioneering live binaural mixes from the BBC Proms) and spatial projects (like the virtual reality fairytale, The Turning Forest, available now on Daydream and Gear VR).