Researchers create Sfëar, an interactive 3D sound technology
Sfëar technology to be launched soon.
Sfëar provides the music industry with 3D sound tools for production, postproduction and reproduction.
Sónar+D to exclusively present Sfëar tools, compatible with most software used by the ideas people.
Barcelona, 14 June 2017.- Researchers from the Eurecat technology centre (a member of Tecnio) have developed an immersive and interactive 3D audio technology called Sfëar, which makes it possible for sound to react to movements of the head. It will be presented at Sónar+D, running from today to Friday 16 June.
The new Sfëar technology was developed over the last year and will soon be launched onto the market, in order to “provide the music industry with immersive 3D sound tools for the production, postproduction and reproduction of music with headphones”, explained Adan Garriga, the director of Audiovisual Technologies at Eurecat.
“At Sónar+D we will be presenting musical production tools with the immersive 3D sound we have developed over the last year, with the added value that they are totally interactive”, so that “artists and producers can see how they work”, said Garriga.
Sfëar provides music production tools that make production with headphones and headtracking possible, in such a way that “the sound reacts to the movements of the head of the person listening to it”, added the researcher, underlining the potential of the technology to create songs and music sessions live in three dimensions, and to produce and distribute music and audio content in mobile devices through headphones.
Sfëar tools, he pointed out, “are compatible with most software used by the ideas people”, in such a way that “artists can now make 3D music without having to change their work system”.
Garriga said that “3D sound will be the new standard in the field of audio, just as stereo was when it came in back in the 50s and the 5.1 system in the 80s”.