Spatial audio is an exciting audio technology that allows a user to feel like they are hearing sounds coming from a multitude of directions, including above, below, and potentially all around the user. This technology provides an immersive experience so that the listener can more distinctly perceive where a sound is coming from in relation to the virtual space they are engaged with.
The hybrid work and play environment makes having great audio much more important. We have all experienced virtual events, working remotely, or online gaming with friends when the audio experience was not great and felt like we could not wait until it ends. You certainly don’t want your users/customers feeling that way.
Spatial audio uses a “dimensional” approach to audio that can recreate real life experiences and better yet, can create better than real life experiences. With spatial audio, listeners can identify others in the virtual space and sense the direction of where the audio is coming from. Spatial audio relieves brain fatigue which occurs when many voices and sounds emanate from a single location vs more separated and naturally occurring.
The Benefits of Spatial Audio
Scientific research has well documented the advantages of spatial audio on the listening experience. This research found that people respond to and interpret sound better when delivered and spatially separated. That’s why it is so powerful. It offers a more meaningful and productive virtual user experience.
Developers can easily provide users with an immersive communication experience by allowing them to:
- More accurately hear what a person is saying and remove unnecessary noises from the environment.
- Hear multiple audio sources without losing focus.
- Detect speakers interrupting or waiting to speak during an audio conference – staying more in tune with the meeting’s dynamic.
- Identify the number of speakers in a multi-talker environment resulting in more efficient interactions.
- Almost instinctively know who is present.
- Experience a more natural interaction between users through spatial audio.
Here at Immersitech, we’ve developed Software Development Kits (SDKs) that are designed to integrate across a variety of platforms. Our SDKs allow developers to improve voice clarity, reduce background noise, and spatialize audio, minimizing distractions and elevating the user experience.
If you’re looking to give your users a more productive, engaging, and enjoyable audio experience, call us today. Immersitech provides the latest in noise cancellation, voice clarity, and 3D spatial audio capabilities for your virtual communications platforms.
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Immersitech provides a unique portfolio of patented sound processing technology, deployed as easy to integrate Software Development Toolkits (SDKs) focused on providing advanced noise cancellation, voice clarity, and immersive spatial (3D) audio capabilities for Unified Communications, Distance Learning, and Social Entertainment applications in high growth areas like Gaming. Our multi-platform SDKs are designed to provide Service Providers with industry-leading audio capabilities leading to high-quality, immersive communication experiences at a competitive price.