Object Oriented Multi-Channel 3D Audio is considered the next frontier in delivering immersive gaming experiences. Today’s games are surround sound enabled but only reproduce audio in the X-Y plane. A true to life audio experience necessitates reproduction of the Z-axis, which so far has been elusive.
128 distinct sounds with the convenience of unwired speakers
Violet3D’s patented Virtual Speaker Technology shrinks a constant stream of 128 different channels of audio to as few as 4 speakers including height channels. Each object in the game has an associated audio attribute. This object can be anywhere in 3D space (above, below, left etc.) and move relative to the player, thus creating a temporal audio vector that is reproduced to sound just like it would in real life in all planes.
The current solution is being demonstrated on a notebook running the game & the Virtual Speaker IP. The wireless transmitter - a USB dongle, beams the uncompressed, phase synchronous, synthesized streams to the wireless speakers each with its own amplifier and Omni-polar diffuser to create room-enveloping sound.
The system is scalable and improves the granularity of audio motion as more speakers are added. In addition to a 4-speaker setup, a 7-speaker solution is also being demonstrated.
Speaker Position and Room Agnostic
In order to ensure that the audio quality is not compromised in an acoustically inferior room or bad speaker placement the system can be calibrated using a simple smartphone application. The system adjusts the audio parameters to suit each installation and ensures flexibility and convenience without compromising quality.
Evolution of proven wireless 2D surround sound
Violet3D’s wireless surround sound solution for Televisions was amongst the “Stars of CES 2013” awarded by What Hi-Fi magazine. Violet3D’s technology & hardware can also be found in Loewe’s Orchestra3D range of TVs that won the prestigious EISA award at IFA 2013. Halo is an evolution of this wireless surround sound technology enhanced for 3D gaming.
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