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Thomas Chen

Producer and Developer


Thomas Chen

In my former life (before I retired) I was a general surgeon and practiced medicine as well as running my recording studio.  I now am the owner and manager and occasional engineer at my studio.  We record all forms of music.  I also have developed some of my own techniques and inventions for recording and reproduction of music.

I have developed B+ format, a method to record and reproduce sound fields. B+ is an extension to Ambisonics.

Ambisonics is a series of recording and replay techniques using multichannel mixing technology that can be used live or in the studio. By encoding and decoding sound information on a number of channels, a 2-dimensional ("planar", or horizontal-only) or 3-dimensional ("periphonic", or full-sphere) sound field can be presented.

B+ adds to Ambisonics a stereo front recording closer to the performers.  It serves to present greater detail and keep the performers in front.

At the present time I am working to develop convolution reverberation to add to stereo recording that include mono to stereo conversion.  In addition I use time as well as loudness to create localization.  I have also broken up reverberation into early and late room which can be added separately.


Working in B+

Beyond 51

B+ A Better Surround




A l f o n s o   D' A m o r a

Composer & Sound Designer: "SCOPE Modular, since 1999 in its first outcome, is what changed completely my approach to sound. Before that 'encounter' I was a guitar player with a passive fruition of synthetic sounds from synths I've owned. SCOPE and its Modular Synthesizer opened the path to the pursuit of my own sounds. Today its modules plus the 3rd party ones made for it are probably the most impressive and good sounding arsenal in the hands of any sound creative mind. Nothing compares!"