dearVR MONITOR: A Revolutionary Audio Experience got updated

dearVR MONITOR, renowned for simulating various multi-channel speaker setups for headphones, has received an exciting update and is now equipped with headtracking via OSC, new headphone compensation curves and it supports new ProTools Multi-Channel Formats. 

dearVR MONITOR allows users to mix spatial audio formats virtually in any environment, even without access to a multichannel studio. Whether you need an additional acoustic reference or wish to dive deeper into audio immersion, dearVR MONITOR has you covered.

Headtracking - A Deeper Dive into the World of Audio

What is Headtracking?

Headtracking is a technology that captures a user's head movements in real-time, adjusting audio playback accordingly. This enhances immersion and spatial perception, creating a more realistic listening experience.

The Benefits of Headtracking in dearVR MONITOR

Utilizing headtracking in dearVR MONITOR not only improves front-back localization but also significantly enhances the realism of the sound impression. With the new Spatial Connect Adapter, users can connect head tracker via OSC and incorporate their head movements into the virtual acoustics, improving both localization and the overall experience.

New Headphone Compensation (HPC) Curves

A significant enhancement in this update is the introduction of new Headphone Compensation (HPC) curves tailored for popular headphones such as the Sennheiser HD490 PRO, Sennheiser HD 660S2, Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X, and Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X. These models, in addition to the already integrated ones, can now be selected within the plugin, offering users a more accurate sound reproduction. 

New Formats for Pro Tools

Another noteworthy addition is the support for new formats in the DAW Pro Tools, including 9.0.4, 9.1.6, and 9.0.6. These formats further expand the capabilities of Pro Tools users, allowing them to mix in more diverse and complex audio configurations. By supporting these formats, dearVR MONITOR ensures that professionals using Pro Tools have the flexibility and tools they need to create immersive audio productions.

Setup: Integrating into Your Audio Session

1. Install dearVR MONITOR on your computer. It's compatible with major DAWs and available in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

2. Open your preferred DAW and start a new project.

3. Import your audio tracks and apply dearVR MONITOR as the last instance on the master track.

4. Select the correct headphone compensation and output format and listen to your production in a full virtual multi-channel mixing environment. 

5. Enable the Spatial Connect Adapter and connect your head tracker via OSC to utilize the headtracking features.

Conclusion and Outro: Unleashing Creativity

With dearVR MONITOR and its new headtracking feature, creativity knows no bounds. Whether working in your virtual reference mix room or checking your productions in different acoustic environments, this tool offers a reliable and flexible solution. Immerse yourself in the world of immersive audio and experience how your mixes come to life in new and impressive ways.

Janis Käune
Janis is specialized in recording classical orchestras, crossover ensembles, and 3D audio projects. Finishing his sound engineering degree at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, he is responsible for running and maintaining the spatial audio studio for classical music. At Dear Reality, Janis works in the Quality Assurance and Support team.

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