3. Users and Applications

Spat Revolution is aimed at all practitioners working in the medium of spatial audio and 3D sound production - old and new. It is an expert system intended for professional use but its intuitive graphical interface invites a more diverse range of creators to engage in spatial sound production - if it is your first experience working with spatial sound technology, Spat Revolution is a great way to start out directly with a professional quality level.

Spat Revolution spatialises and renders audio in real-time. It is used is used in:

In the contexts of live concerts or sound installation, the composer or sound mixer can associate sound events with a room effect or a specific position in space. Virtual objects can be controlled on screen, or by a sequencer, a score-following system, or any other algorithmic approach. Spat can easily be linked to any remote control device (tracking systems, tablet, smartphone, joystick, gestural sensors, etc.) through OSC and RTTrPM interfacing protocols.

In the contexts of studio mixing and post-production, a virtual source can receive its audio from individual channels on a mixing desk with additional controllers easily set up to allow hands on control of the positions and characteristics of virtual sources and associated room effect. Spat Revolution can re-mix a multichannel mix from one format in a virtual room that could be rendered in a different output format, allowing a novel approach to up- and down-mixing.

In the context of Augmented and Virtual Reality, a spatialised auditory component is essential in creating the sensations of presence and immersion in interactive virtual reality applications. In such scenarios, the B-Format and binaural 3D capabilities of Spat is particularly well suited.

An important thing to keep in mind is the long heritage and technical expertise behind Spat Revolution. There are many critical factors to consider when multichannel audio is actually applied in the real world. But rest assured that the algorithms behind your spatial sound project are being implemented correctly at the stage of the authoring and rendering environment. It is good to know that Spat Revolution is built with such a high level of technical expertise in such an intuitive package.

Whatever the scale of your spatialised audio production, Spat Revolution makes it simple to craft an impressive and reliable end result.