dearVR PRO 2

Bring your production to the next level with the state-of-the-art spatializer. Experience total control, whether mixing in multi-channel speaker formats up to 7.1.4 and 9.1.6, binaural, or Ambisonics. Being inserted in the audio track, dearVR PRO 2’s ultra-precise early reflection and reverb engine adds another layer of spatial experience, leading to true-to-life sounding productions with natural depth that puts you in the center of the sound.

  • Spatializer plugin for multi-channel, binaural & Ambisonics formats
  • 35 multi-channel output formats up to 9.1.6
  • PRO 2: New Pro Tools formats (9.0.4, 9.1.4, 9.0.6)
  • Up to third-order Ambisonics output
  • PRO 2: Stereo input with width control
  • Real-time early reflection technology
  • 46 pristine acoustic environments 
  • PRO 2: HP and LP filter for reflections and late reverb
  • PRO 2: Support of third-party OSC head-trackers
  • PRO 2: Native Apple Silicon Support
  • PRO 2: Major performance and UI improvements


THE ALL-IN-ONE SPATIALIZER PLUGIN

Dive deep into spatial audio production

Enhanced Spatialization

Add depth and true-to-life immersion to your audio productions

Total Control

Take full control over the design of spatial perception

Perfect Integration

Create professional mixes for multi-channel, stereo, binaural, and Ambisonics formats

Take your audio production to the next level

Benefit from the highest spatialization quality

Simulating distance in spatial audio productions is essential when creating authentic 3D spaces, not just one spherical plane with a fixed distance around the listener. dearVR PRO 2’s distance simulation unlocks this natural depth perception for multi-channel formats and lets you place the sound seamlessly behind the speakers.

Dear Reality’s advanced dearVR CORE engine results in best-in-class externalization and true-to-life immersion. The engine lets you create spatial audio productions with an accurate perception of direction, distance, reflections, and reverb. Hear how dearVR PRO will add depth and detail to your music, post-production, and XR production.

PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTIONS WITH DEARVR PRO

PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTIONS WITH DEARVR PRO

"dearVR is a great plugin that allows you to use 3D spatial processing for vocals or instruments. With automatable parameters, the creative effects are endless."

Trehy Harris

Mixing Engineer (Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Lupe Fiasco)

Professional music productions with dearVR PRO

Professional music productions with dearVR PRO

"This one is definitely a surround wolf in binaural sheep's clothing."

Neil Wilkes

Mixing Engineer (Nick Cave, Depeche Mode)

Main Features

MIX FOR ALL SPATIAL AUDIO FORMATS

Multi-channel, Stereo, binaural, & Ambisonics outputs

dearVR PRO 2 is the all-in-one spatializing for professional audio productions, offering state-of-the-art binaural, Ambisonics, and 35 multi-channel loudspeaker output formats up to 9.1.6.

Its ultra-precise early reflection and reverb engine add another layer of immersive experience, leading to true-to-life sounding productions that put the listener in the center of the sound.

Multi-channel, Stereo, binaural, & Ambisonics outputs
Direct access and total control
POSITION SOUNDS IN A 360° SPACE

Direct access and total control

Place your listener in the center of the sound! Drag your mouse around using dearVR PRO 2’s graphical XYZ-pad to position audio sources anywhere in the immersive soundstage surrounding the listener. Behind or in front, above or below, to the left or right, closer or farther away.

dearVR PRO 2 enables you to position stereo tracks and easily alter the stereo image using the width knob, making the plugin the perfect bed-spatializer for advanced stem productions.

CREATE OUTSTANDING SPATIAL IMPRESSIONS

Vivid virtual acoustic environments

dearVR PRO 2 provides 46 virtual acoustic presets that are perfectly suited for professional needs. Choose from many various room models– from a small car to a large church – each offering unique spatial imaging and depth.

The filter module, consisting of a high- and low-cut filter, expands the versatility and reduces unwanted rumbling or harsh frequencies.

Vivid virtual acoustic environments
Real-Time Auralization
TRUE-TO-LIFE ACOUSTIC REFLECTIONS

Real-Time Auralization

Early reflections, caused by sound waves bouncing off their environment, provide crucial clues to a listener about where a sound is coming from.

dearVR PRO 2’s Real-Time Auralization feature adjusts the timing and directionality of early reflections dynamically as you alter the acoustic characteristics of the virtual environment or as you pan a sound around in space.

UNRIVALLED TONAL BALANCE IN BINAURAL PROCESSING

Patented Clarity feature by Sennheiser AMBEO

The Clarity algorithm allows you to minimize colorations resulting from the binaural rendering and individually adjust an optimal balance between the externalized spatial perception and the overall tonal preservation.

This can be especially useful for musical instruments and the human voice and paves the way for a barrier-free transfer to regular stereo loudspeakers.

Patented Clarity feature by Sennheiser AMBEO
Head tracking with SPATIAL CONNECT ADAPTER
CONNECT YOUR HEAD TRACKER VIA OSC

Head tracking with SPATIAL CONNECT ADAPTER

Besides the already established connection to the dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT VR controller, dearVR PRO 2 can now be connected to any third-party OSC head tracker.

Using the included SPATIAL CONNECT ADAPTER application and a compatible OSC head tracker, you benefit from an extended head tracking control and a much more natural way to judge immersive productions.

UPGRADE OFFER FOR EXISTING PRO CUSTOMERS

dearVR PRO 2 upgrade

You’re already working with dearVR PRO and would like to benefit from dearVR PRO 2’s added features and performance improvements?

Claim your individual upgrade offer today and get access to:

  • New Pro Tools formats (9.0.4, 9.1.4, 9.0.6)
  • Stereo input with stereo width control
  • HP and LP filter for reflections and late reverb
  • Support of third-party OSC head-trackers
  • Performance and UI improvements

Key Features

  • STEREO + BINAURAL OUTPUT

    Supporting stereo and binaural 2-channel headphones output

  • AMBISONICS OUTPUT

    Supporting first-, second-, and third order Ambisonics (AmbiX/FuMa)

  • EXTENDED: MULTI-CHANNEL LOUDSPEAKER OUTPUT

    Supporting 35 loudspeaker formats, from 5.0, 5.1.4, 9.1.4, up to 9.1.6

  • 3D PANNER

    Position and move audio sources in a virtual 3D environment adjusting azimuth, elevation, and distance to the listener

  • NEW: STEREO INPUT

    Position stereo tracks and alter the stereo width

  • OCCLUSION

    Easily simulate a sound being physically blocked by another object with an adjustable occlusion modeler

  • NEW: OSC HEAD TRACKING SUPPORT

    Connect your OSC head-tracker to enable head tracking in dearVR PRO 2

  • REAL-TIME AURALIZATION

    Powerful real-time processing that continually changes the delay times and directions for early reflections arrivals as you move an audio source

  • ULTRA-REALISTIC ACOUSTIC PRESETS

    46 vivid virtual acoustic environments to choose from, each independently recallable per plugin instance

  • ADJUSTABLE ACOUSTICS

    Adjust the size, dimensions, and acoustic characteristics of virtual environments and as well as the balance between early reflections and reverb

  • NEW: HIGH- AND LOW-PASS FILTER

    Shape early reflections and the late reverb with individual HP and LP filters

  • ADVANCED SPATIAL ALGORITHM

    State-of-the-art processing allowing any multitrack session to be mixed in 3D with a high level of out-of-head localization

  • NEW: UI & PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

    Resizable UI and performance improvements

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Requirements

Plugin format

VST3 / AU / AAX

Mac OS X

OS X 10.12+
Intel CPU (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
Native Apple Silicon Support

Windows

Windows 8 through 11
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

DAW support

Most VST3 / AU / AAX - compatible hosts running on a supported operating system
64-bit support only

Head Tracking

Head tracking via dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT or OSC

Supported sample rates

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz

DIVE DEEPER INTO dearVR PRO 2

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Quick Start Guide

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FAQs

Yes, of course! Please follow this link to upgrade to dearVR PRO 2.

Yes, of course! Just contact us to upgrade to dearVR PRO. 2

You can use dearVR PRO 2 with any stereo or mono source. The spatializer works perfectly with regular microphones, direct signals, and virtual instruments. Just insert dearVR PRO 2 as the last plugin in your plugin-chain and place the audio in a three-dimensional space.

dearVR PRO 2 can produce Ambisonics signals from any mono or stereo audio source.

To convert and monitor content already recorded in Ambisonics, such as the output of the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic, you can use our free plugin
  dearVR AMBI MICRO.

The answer depends on your output format, but for the most part, no.

Binaural: you can listen to your binaural mix without any additional processing. Just plug in any standard pair of headphones.

Multi-channel speaker output: Nothing additional necessary as long as you have an appropriate speaker setup, just route the output as appropriate.
You don't have a multi-channel loudspeaker setup, or you want to check your mixes on the road? Use dearVR MONITOR to listen to all common speaker setups, from stereo up to 9.1.6, in a virtual mixing room using your headphones.

Ambisonics: You will need an additional plugin to listen to your mix, as Ambisonics always requires decoding. Fortunately, we make available for free dearVR AMBI MICRO which can easily render Ambisonics to binaural audio suitable for listening to on headphones.