At this year’s edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Eurecat technology centre (a member of Tecnio) will present a selection of audiobooks and podcasts recorded in the binaural audio format. The recordings were made using new proprietary technology that allows listeners to enjoy an immersive 3D audio experience through headphones and replicates the way in which we perceive the sound produced by our environment.

The audiobook samples Eurecat will present at the fair, which will take place from 16 to 20 October, are the result of the technology centre’s research into the production, post-production and distribution of binaural audio content. The aim is to provide sound designers, producers and authors with the tools to create three-dimensional audio content: not only for the publishing industry, but also for the music and audiovisual industries.

In the words of Adan Garriga, Eurecat’s Director of Audiovisual Technologies, “3D audio improves the audiobook experience because it enables publishers to add a three-dimensional soundscape that completely immerses the listener, thereby creating an extraordinarily real experience and sense of connection”.