7 to 9 March - this is when the Digital Stage Europe Pro Audio and Light event was held. Acoustics students from all over Poland presented their research and shared their knowledge at the OSKA 2019. The organizers selected the best works
The National Students Conference for Sound-Engineers (OSKA) was held for the first time six years ago upon the initiative of Ela Maniakowska from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Initially, this event brought together only local students, but over time the meeting has gained popularity and aroused interest of acoustic enthusiasts from all over the country.
This year's edition of the three-day conference included a number of competitions for participants.
The OSKArec competition was held for the first time - this expanded the event’s agenda with cultural elements.
- This year, apart from being able to listen about music, we could also hear music. Ever since the beginning it has been my dream from to make OSKA reflect how interdisciplinary aspect of acoustics. You can talk about the acoustics with a biologist, a doctor of medicine, an architect and probably a few other scientists, but first of all also with a musician. This was something that we could not organize in our engineering-physical milieus. I am very happy that this year the University of Music joined the group of organisers and included this cultural element in OSKA agenda. I am very happy that we all together create such a beautiful conference. - Ela Maniakowska said during the closing ceremony
The Jury Panel was composed of the 10 specialists in the field of music, sound engineering and acoustics. The Kwiat Jabłoni sent the evaluation of the work too. "Impossible" was remixed by students taking part in the competition.
Laureates of the OSKArec 2019:
category I - Sound in audiovisual forms
category II - Remix
category III - Acoustic recordings
category IV - Studio recordings
The poster competition features Magdalena Matys as the winner - the award was funded by the Świętokrzyskie Voivode Mrs. Agata Wojtyszek.
The last competition organised by the Main Board of the Polish Acoustic Society (PTA) related to scientific papers. The winners are:
1st place - Jan Wilczek for his lecture on: Multithreaded hybrid synthesizer with analog modellingsystems elements
II place - Mieszko Fraś for the lecture on: Audio systems synchronization sampled with independent clocks
Third place - Hubert Siuzdak for the lecture on: Voice conversion with deep learning methods
The audience also distinguished Aleksandra Koniuch for Ubi Caritas (as the OSKArec participant) and Alicja Jasińska for her lecture on: Examining the room size perception depending on the G sound strength .