Listen to 3D VR Audio Through Your Headphones
Recently, Google announced a new open source project called ‘OMNITONE’. This open source project brings us new meaning to ‘surround sound’. For this project, Google thinks it is ”a key element for an immersive virtual reality experience”. It is the spatial audio with exactly placed sound in 3D space.
This new platform ‘OMNITONE’ allows you to actually hear things from where they come in virtual reality.
So if someone is playing a violin behind you in VR, you'll hear the audio coming from that direction in your headphones. As you turn toward the source, the sound will change and grow louder as it would if you were really there.
Google provided the following graphic to show how the technology works:
Google Omnitone graphic
Graphic showing how Google's new open source, spatial audio software works.
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Right now, Google has two demo videos that you definitely need to try out for yourself. Listen your way through a violinist’s journey or watch many performers celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Either way, follow your ears. Remember to put on your headphones.