3D Audio

Immersive Sound

3D audio is the digital recreation of sound we hear everyday in the real world. It’s always around us and it can come from any direction. This is what we call spatial sound. It combines the interactions between acoustic sound waves, the space and interactions with our head and ears. 

Most immersive audio concepts have existed for decades. But the interest in immersive audio has increased enormously in recent years due to the growing popularity of stand-alone audio experiences such as podcasts, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). 

It has also become more accessible. Today it’s possible to experience immersive audio with just your phone and an ordinary set of earplugs.

Recording techniques I like to use. 

Ambisonics:
 A multi-channel technique that allows you to capture sound from all directions spherically from one spatial point. To play this view, the audio is rendered binaurally, making it possible to virtually rotate the perspective orientation in all directions, horizontally and vertically.

Ambisonics is supported by the handy post-production and playback tools currently on the market. That is why ambisonics is the right tool for Virtual Reality and all other applications that use 3D audio. It is a tool for creating new worlds of sound.

 

Hardware I like to use: Sennheiser AMBEO and Rode NT-SF1

 
 

Binaural: A method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments.

This effect is often created using a technique known as “dummy head recording”, wherein a mannequin head is outfitted with a microphone in each ear. 

Binaural recording is intended for replay using headphones and will not translate properly over stereo speakers. 

 

Hardware I like to use: Neumann KU100 and 3Dio Free Space

 
 


Software I like to Use

Pro Tools Ultimate: An Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW). It gives you all the power you need in combination with some third party plugins like “Dear VR” or “Dolby Atmos“.  

It support 1st, 2nd and 3rd order ambisonics and surround sound up to 7.1.  

 


What’s all the fuss about with 8D Audio?

What is 8D Technology Audio? The term 8D music, or 8D audio refers to the effect some producers are using in the post-production process. Essentially, the 8D audio sound is created when an automated panning effect alternating from left to right is added to the final mix of a song.

Here’s an example of the effect:

 

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