Dear Reality Updates dearVR PRO Software with Multichannel Output Support for All Spatial Audio Production Needs

September 20 2019, 00:45
At IBC 2019, Dear Reality announced an update (v1.4) to its flagship spatial audio software solution. Available from October 2019, the dearVR PRO 3D audio panner will support 26 multichannel output formats. In addition to binaural and Ambisonics outputs, the software will be able to reproduce multichannel formats for loudspeaker playback from 5.0 to 13.1, supporting Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, MPEG-H or the AMBEO Soundbar from Sennheiser.

dearVR PRO is a complete 3D audio production software with support for any DAW. Using state-of-the-art algorithms and a unique interface it provides all the tools that users need to create realistic, immersive 3D audio for music, 360° video, games and virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) productions. The software places the listener in the center of a 3D sound stage, allowing to control audio by simply dragging a mouse and using the graphical XYZ-Pad. This allows moving sound sources behind or in front, above or below, to the left or right, closer or farther away. The advantages of dearVR’s binaural spatializer is that the sound can be controlled directly in the tridimensional production environment.

With the latest update, dearVR PRO gains multichannel support for up to 26 channels, from 5.0, 5.1.4, 5.1.7, up to 13.1 configurations, using state-of-the-art processing to allow any multitrack session to be mixed in 3D, directly within an immersive soundscape with binaural or ambisonics playback.

As well as the new multichannel feature, a new highlight of dearVR PRO is an optimized virtual distance and acoustics simulation which recreates the spatial characteristics of houses of worship, concert halls, living rooms, cars etc., to produce a stunningly realistic sound. The update also results in a performance optimization of up to 60%, which means that more instances of dearVR PRO can be processed simultaneously.
The v1.4 update for dear VR PRO will support multichannel playback formats from 5.0 to 13.1

In combination with the dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT control software, sound creators can mix multichannel productions directly in VR – for example in virtual studios or virtual movie theatres – and monitor the mix via a corresponding set-up of monitoring loudspeakers. When combined with Sennheiser and Neumann recording and playback equipment, dearVR products are able to create full end-to-end workflows, which will be further expanded in the future.

The v1.4 update of dearVR PRO will be released in October and is free of charge for existing dearVR PRO customers. New licences for dearVR PRO cost USD $349, while a bundle with dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT is available at USD $699.

The youngest member of the Sennheiser Group, Dear Reality is a Düsseldorf-based developer for spatial audio algorithms and VR/AR audio software. |
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