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  • Software that allows you to edit sounds locating them in virtual 3D space

  • Xavier Bonet

    November 12, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I believe it was called spatialisation. Many, many years ago, when I got into FLStudio I’m pretty sure there was an included plugin that opened up a window that allowed you to move around each individual channel in a virtual 3D around your head and the result would be a stereo sound that seemed to be coming from around your head. The result was pretty good. I may be wrong about it being in FLStudio but that’s what I remember. The thing is that now I have a project that needs exactly that and I’m looking for a simple piece of software that allows me to quickly place sounds in virtual 3D space to attain a sort-of binaural feel but I can’t seem to find anything referencing that precise function—there’s a lot about editing audio for virtual 3D and 360º videos, but I can’t seem to find anything about simply locating sounds in 3D space for stereo. I know such a software did exist because I played with it a long time ago, and I would assume that much better software of the sort would exist now.

  • Bret Hampton

    November 12, 2020 at 4:29 pm


    Dolby Atmos does exactly that. Pro Tools does this via a plug-in

  • Xavier Bonet

    November 12, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    That’s great, Bret! I was in fact starting to search for Dolby Atmos to see if there was an Adobe Audition plug-in. I understand from the specs that the DAPS only works in Pro Tools, right? I’m currently working on Audition, so I’ll have to look into that. I’ve also found the Sennheiser AMBEO Orbit VST plugin, which is free on the Sennheiser website; and although the DAPS software seems much more user-friendly (as you can actually move stuff around in a 3D environment), that other plugin does hold its own, I must say. For now I’m also trying to figure out why my Philips Dolby Atmos Soundbar connected through eARC isn’t making be hear sound all around me… just plain flat sound, even when my simple MBPro speakers do give a little of the effect—weird. Thanks again!

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