Linda Gedemer

VR Audio Evangelist for Source Sound VR – a worldwide leader in VR sound services for cinematic, game-based, and live broadcast virtual reality experiences. Linda holds an undergraduate degree in Music Engineering / Electrical Engineering (Univ. of Miami), graduate degree in Acoustics (Rensselaer) and a PhD in Audio and Acoustical Engineering (Univ. of Salford, UK). Basically, she’s a total audio nerd with interests in acoustic modelling, binaural room scanning, psychoacoustics and of course, all things VR.

Linda has presented at conferences worldwide on topics as diverse as the use of 3D technology in the classrooms to perceptual requirements of dynamic acoustic models and is currently contributing to a book on audio for VR. In an effort to forward the work of scientists and practitioners working in this field, she developed and co-chaired the first AES International Conference on Audio for VR/AR. Linda began her career as an AV systems designer and acoustic consultant, working for companies such as Walt Disney Imagineering and Ove Arup and Partners. Linda has been actively involved in audio production work for many years and is an MPSE Golden Reel Award winning sound editor. In addition, she was an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University teaching studio acoustics, recording technology and digital audio as part of LMU’s School of Film and Television for 12 years.

Linda plays bassoon (but never in public), will randomly quote lines from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’, and makes a wicked margarita.