Meet The VR Sound Mixing Console Of Tomorrow

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Meet The VR Sound Mixing Console Of Tomorrow
November 21, 2018

Dear Reality officially releases the revolutionary and brand-new dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT which enables sound engineers and musicians to create immersive 3D audio content directly in VR. It eliminates the necessity to switch back and forth between your DAW and your VR production environment and enables you to experience a revolutionary gesture-controlled workflow.

 

About dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT

Mixing VR in VR – this is the exciting possibility offered by dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT, a brand-new VR application. launched by Sennheiser partner Dear Reality.

 

This stand-alone software allows sound engineers and musicians to mix immersive virtual reality experiences directly in a VR environment, eliminating tiresome switching back and forth between the mixing and the production environments.

 

“This is the mixing console of the future,” said Christian Sander of Dear Reality. “Sound Engineers can mix with their hands and intuitively arrange the sound sources in the 3D space. The engineer can not only hear all sound sources in the software but also see them – they are represented as spheres that can be moved and mixed as desired.” dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT not only controls the digital audio workstation, but also the 3D audio processing plug-in dearVR PRO.

 

During the mixing process, the developer or audio engineer wears VR glasses and uses the VR controller and the attached virtual ray to position the audio sources, set their level and control solo/mute and automated modes for the sound sources.

 

REVOLUTIONARY MIXING WORKFLOW

Visualize and change your mix with only a gesture

 

Control the positions of virtual sound sources only by pointing at it in the virtual space around you or by touching it in the Minimap. Always have the full mix and the automations of your workstation visualized in the Minimap scenario. Use different tools on your VR controller to write automations and control the mix intuitively. The dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT gives you the power to check your mix headtracked in runtime as it will be perceived in the final medium and optimize it instantly.

 

DAW CONTROLLER IN VR

Important features like Transport-control, Automation Modes, Solo/Mute and Levels

 

Jump through the timeline as you’re used to in your DAW and set markers and loop pointers. Arm/Set automations modes (Trim, Touch, Latch and Write) for each source individually, listen to tracks and busses in solo mode or explicitly mute them by pulling the VR-trigger. All levels can be controlled either in the Meterbridge or by pointing at the source and performing an up or down gesture, just like painting your mix.

 

CONNECT WITH DEARVR PRO

Monitor and output Binaural and Ambisonics

 

Each sound source in the dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT is a representation of a dearVR PRO track in your DAW. You can control the spatial position as well as the acoustic room presets to simulate a car, a church, a stadium or a concert hall. Decide which audio format you want to output at the end and monitor it headtracked with headphones or even loudspeakers.

 

(Notice: the dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT does require a dearVR PRO license for full 3D audio production)

 

KEY FEATURES

1-Superfast iteration times by eliminating tiresome switching back and forth between the mixing and the production environment.

 

2-Mix Spatial Audio for the first time in VR with a one of its kind software

 

3-Optimized workflow and enhanced controls for 360° video audio production

 

4-Control commonly used DAW features in VR

 

5-Use your existing audio workstations and use the dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT as extension for your content creation workflow

 

6-Connect and control the sophisticated state-of-the-art dearVR PRO plugin

 

7-Close the gaps between Recording, Processing and Playback

 

8-Full visualization and control of up to 32 channels

 

9-Ability to profile and debug audio within VR

 

TUTORIAL VIDEOS

https://medium.com/@dearrealitymail/dearvr-spatial-connect-tutorials-e755bb78a5c9

 

MANUAL
https://lm.dearvr.com/files/dearVR_SPATIAL_CONNECT_Manual.pdf

 

REQUIREMENTS

Virtual Reality HMD

HTC Vive

Oculus Rift

 

DAW

Reaper 64bit (version 96 recommended)

 

PLUGINS

dearVR PRO is mandatory (Notice: the dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT does require a dearVR PRO license for full 3D audio production. Please check the SPATIAL CONNECT + PRO bundle as offered below)

 

OS SPATIAL CONNECT for VR

Windows 10

VR-Ready PC

 

OS DAW and SPATIAL CONNECT Bridge

WINDOWS 10

OSX 10.9

 

PRIZE

dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT 599$

dearVR PRO 349$

dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT & dearVR PRO bundle 699$

 

dearVR PRO upgrade to dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT: Intro price of 399$ instead of 599$ on www.dearVR.com with this discount code: dearVRPROtoSPATIALCONNECT-RZPP7JFYMVN8 (valid till December 1st 2018)

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