Flux:: today announces a major upgrade to their famous HEar and Verb v3 Plug-ins making these 2 amazing software fully compatible with the “Dolby ATMOS” surround sound technology. Dolby Atmos technology allows up to 128 audio tracks plus associated spatial audio description metadata (most notably, location or pan automation data) to be distributed to theatres for optimal, dynamic rendering to loudspeakers based on the theater capabilities.
HEar provides faithful reproduction of a stereo or surround mix 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.
This allows monitoring a full surround mix in situations when a surround-capable environment is not available or practical. Another typical use of HEar is doing precise checking of a mix, which is convenient with headphones as these provide asurgical and very detailed, microscope-like rendering of the audio.
HEar can also prove very useful in a project studio context, and whenever noise isolation is a concern, as it helps achieving a more realistic sound environment.
IRCAM Verb v3
An algorithmic room acoustics and reverberation processor built in a modular way, with a recursive filtering based reverberation engine reproducing and synthesizing the specific acoustical characteristics of spatially considered sound environments.
Developed using technology based on more than a decade of research by the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at IRCAM, being at the forefront of scientific and technological innovations, the IRCAM Verb introduce state of the art techniques for room acoustics simulation utilizing advanced perceptive models, concealing the complexity behind the actual reverb algorithms, allowing for intuitive and accommodating user interaction capabilities.
The IRCAM Verb with it’s eight input and output channels presents the option to do reverberation processing in multichannel/surround, and a built in Input/Output routing matrix is provided allowing for setting up the Input/Output arrangement corresponding to the physical monitoring setup in the control room.