Binaural Encoding Tool

Ircam HEar provides faithful reproduction of a stereo mix or a full surround mix with up to ten channels, supporting Dolby Atmos , with a pair of conventional stereo headphones. It relies on proven technology to model the various phenomena that occur when playing back audio material through a loudspeaker system.

Binaural technology

Binaural technology encompasses methods for recording, processing, synthesizing and reproducing sound that are specifically designed to preserve tridimensional localization properties.

In order to mimic the impression of a sound originating from a given incidence, it is sufficient to filter a mono signal, which on its own lacks any kind of spatial information, with both left and right HRTF filters. This constitutes the foundation of binaural synthesis.

Please note that the resulting signal is only meant to be listened to with headphones, and isn’t designed for a conventional stereo loudspeaker setup.

Signal Routing and Speaker setup

A routing Matrix provides an overview of the mapping between the plugin’s inputs from the DAW track to the virtual speaker internal outputs, and a Speaker Mode specifying which virtual speaker configuration that should be emulated.

Ircam HEar v3

Faithful binaural reproduction of a stereo mix or a full surround mix with up to ten channels, supporting Dolby Atmos , with a pair of conventional stereo headphones.

89 €

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All Features

 

  • Up to ten channels Input/Output with support for Dolby Atmos
  • Pro Tools HD 7.1.2 & 7.0.2 Dolby Atmos Bus Support
  • Space Presets, presenting a range of spaces with subtly different colorations
  • Routing Matrix for mapping between the plugins inputs from the DAW track to the virtual speaker internal outputs
  • Speaker Mode specifies the emulated virtual speaker configuration
  • Speaker Width to control the width between virtual speakers, expressed in degrees, which allows for  narrowing or broadening the stereo image.
  • Angle Shift to control the angle between the listener and the center of the virtual speakers
  • HEar relies on HRTF filter measurements made using a KEMAR (Knowles Electronics Manikin For Acoustic Research) dummy head and torso simulation.

Compatibility

 

                  

Specifications

Ircam HEar v3 is available in the following configurations:

  • Native – AU / VST / AAX Native

Ircam HEar v3, as all Flux:: plug-ins, provide

  • 64-bits internal floating point processing.
  • Sampling rate up to 192 kHz for native (VST/AU/AAX/AAX AudioSuite).

This plugin relies on HRTF filter measurements made using a KEMAR (Knowles Electronics Manikin For Acoustic Research) dummy head and torso simulation. This type of manikin was conceived during the 1970’s for conducting acoustics experiments using a model with anthropometric dimensions equivalent to that of an average human listener.

The audio input is routed internally to virtual speakers, through a routing matrix. These represent the emulated loudpseaker setup configuration.

A graphic card fully supporting OpenGL 2.0 is required.

  • Mac OS X: OpenGL 2.0 required – Mac Pro 1.1 & Mac Pro 2.1 are not supported.
  • Windows: If your computer has an ATi or NVidia graphics card, please assure the latest graphic drivers from the ATi or NVidia website are installed.

In order to use the software an iLok.com user account is required (the iLok USB Smart Key is not required).

All major native formats are supported

Windows – 7 SP1, 8.1 and 10, all in 64 bits only.

  • VST (2.4)
  • AAX Native*

Mac OS X (Intel) – 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6 and 1.12.6.

  • VST (2.4)
  • AU
  • AAX Native*

* AAX Native & AAX AudioSuite in Pro Tools 11 and 12 

Due to AVID ProTools changing to AAX, from Version 3 (v3) RTAS for AVID ProTools is no longer supported.

Availability

Ircam HEar v3 is available in the following configurations:

  • Native – AU / VST / AAX Native
Processing

Ircam HEar v3, as all Flux:: plug-ins, provide

  • 64-bits internal floating point processing.
  • Sampling rate up to 192 kHz for native (VST/AU/AAX/AAX AudioSuite).
Virtual Head

This plugin relies on HRTF filter measurements made using a KEMAR (Knowles Electronics Manikin For Acoustic Research) dummy head and torso simulation. This type of manikin was conceived during the 1970’s for conducting acoustics experiments using a model with anthropometric dimensions equivalent to that of an average human listener.

Virtual Speakers

The audio input is routed internally to virtual speakers, through a routing matrix. These represent the emulated loudpseaker setup configuration.

Hardware Requirements

A graphic card fully supporting OpenGL 2.0 is required.

  • Mac OS X: OpenGL 2.0 required – Mac Pro 1.1 & Mac Pro 2.1 are not supported.
  • Windows: If your computer has an ATi or NVidia graphics card, please assure the latest graphic drivers from the ATi or NVidia website are installed.
Software Licence Requirements

In order to use the software an iLok.com user account is required (the iLok USB Smart Key is not required).

Compatibility

All major native formats are supported

Windows – 7 SP1, 8.1 and 10, all in 64 bits only.

  • VST (2.4)
  • AAX Native*

Mac OS X (Intel) – 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6 and 1.12.6.

  • VST (2.4)
  • AU
  • AAX Native*

* AAX Native & AAX AudioSuite in Pro Tools 11 and 12 

Due to AVID ProTools changing to AAX, from Version 3 (v3) RTAS for AVID ProTools is no longer supported.