dearVR MICRO

Take the first step into 3D audio production. Fully immerse your listener with mind-blowing binaural tracks and benefit from Dear Reality’s and Sennheiser AMBEO’s joined forces.

  • 360° panner
  • Room simulation
  • 5 different acoustic materials
  • Binaural output
  • Control colorations with patented Focus parameter
  • Stereo and mono input
  • Select HRTF set
  • AAX/VST3/AU support
ENTER THE WORLD OF SPATIAL AUDIO

Produce astonishing 3D mixes for headphones

Mix Immersive Audio

Discover creative possibilities far beyond stereo and get ready for new immersive audio formats

Easy Handling

Immediately start mixing with an easy-to-use 3D panner and an effective parameter set

Inside Your Song

Place the listener in the center of the song and experience new creative possibilities

Join the immersive audio revolution

Benefit from the highest spatialization quality

dearVR MICRO shares the same advanced HRTF filters used in Dear Reality’s well-known high-end spatializer plugins dearVR PRO and dearVR MUSIC.

Both dearVR PRO and dearVR MUSIC are used the world over by sound engineers, sound designers, broadcasters, and musicians to create ultra-realistic acoustic environments with a true perception of direction, distance, reflections, and reverb.

Enter the world of spatial audio

Enter the world of spatial audio

"With VR really taking off, dearVR is becoming a favorite. Always innovative, and best part, their plugins are incredibly easy to use."

Marc Daniel Nelson

Producer/Mixer (Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, Reik, Robert Duvall)

full 360° panning

full 360° panning

"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)

Main Features

Full 360° panning
Free positioning in a 3D sound field

Full 360° panning

Enjoy new creative mixing possibilities in a full three-dimensional space far beyond the reach of a simple stereo panner. dearVR MICRO enables you to position signals in any location left, right, above, below, in front or behind your head.

The parameters Azimuth and Elevation give you control over the horizontal and vertical position of your audio source. Adjust the perceived stereo width of your stereo sources in the three-dimensional space using the width knob.

Enhance the spatial accuracy by adding room reflections

Effective binaural room simulation

Easily control the acoustics of the surrounding virtual room in the reflection section by adjusting the room size and the reflection level with just two parameters. Alter the reflection timbre and create unique acoustic environments by choosing between five different wall-, ceiling- and floor materials.

Effective binaural room simulation
Innovative Focus control
Define the optimal balance between coloration and externalization

Innovative Focus control

Find the right level between the 3D perception and the overall tonal preservation with the unique FOCUS parameter. Define your personal sweet spot within the range of full 3D externalization and a maximum spectral balance of your mix. Developed by the Sennheiser AMBEO team, the FOCUS parameter is an advancement of the patented Clarity algorithm.

Select your preferred HRTF

High-quality binaural rendering

dearVR MICRO offers you the same advanced HRTF rendering as Dear Reality’s high-end binauralizer plugins dearVR PRO and dearVR MUSIC. Choose between Dear Reality’s advanced HRTFs or the well-known Sennheiser AMBEO Orbit HRTFs based on the famous NEUMANN KU100 dummy head.

High-quality binaural rendering

Key Features

  • Mono and Stereo Input

    Supporting all kind of mono and stereo input signals

  • Binaural output

    Enabling immersive 3D audio productions for any type of headphone

  • Full 360° panner

    Azimuth and Elevation control to position audio sources far beyond the reach of simple stereo panning

  • Effective room simulation

    Achieving spatial accuracy by adding shoebox-shaped binaural room reflections

  • HRTF Selection

    Highest audio quality using Dear Reality’s advanced HRTF filters or Sennheiser AMBEO Orbit HRTFs

  • Focus parameter

    Based on the patented AMBEO Clarity algorithm for a maximum spectral balance

  • Stereo width control

    Simply adjust the perceived width of stereo sources

  • Acoustic wall materials

    Control the reflections timbre by choosing between five different wall-, ceiling- and floor materials

Upgrade your production with an enhanced spatialization

Create ultra-realistic acoustic environments with a true perception of direction, distance, reflections, and reverb

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Requirements

Plugin format

VST3 / AU / AAX

Mac OS X

OS X 10. 9 +
Intel CPU only (minimum 2GHz recommended)

Windows

Windows 10
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (minimum 2GHz recommended)

DAW support

Pro Tools 2019 or higher
Most VST3 / AU - compatible hosts running on a supported operating system
64-bit support only

Supported sample rates

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

DIVE DEEPER INTO dearVR MICRO

Visit Dear Reality blog for the dearVR MICRO quickstart guide

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Quickstart guide

Visit Dear Reality blog for a post about creative 3D music production

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3D music production

Visit Dear Reality blog for a post about the immersive podcast production "Dark Audio Moments"

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Immersive storytelling

Download the dearVR MICRO manual to get detailed insights

MANUAL

Get detailed insights

FAQs

dearVR MICRO is a free 3D binaural panner that broadens your mixing possibilities far beyond the reach of a simple stereo panner by offering the Reflections module.
dearVR MUSIC and dearVR PRO enhance the spatial impression by adding professional reflections and a perfectly tuned reverb module for much more realistic modeling with a feeling of true distance.
Furthermore, dearVR MUSIC and especially dearVR PRO offer a variety of output formats from binaural to Ambisonics and, in the case of dearVR PRO, to 26 multi-channel loudspeaker output formats up to 13.1.

With dearVR MICRO, you can easily spatialize any mono and stereo input sources, whether you have close-miked instruments, direct signals, or virtual instruments.

Use the width control to adjust stereo sources' perceived width and start creating creative 3D audio productions.

The free full version dearVR MICRO offers full 360° binaural panning for mono and stereo input sources. If you’re looking for a way to monitor and control Ambisonics streams or converting your signals coming from a Sennheiser AMBEO VR mic, have a look at our free dearVR AMBI MICRO.

dearVR MICRO is installed as an AU, AAX, and VST3 plugin. All these have standardized paths, and you should not need to worry about them on Windows or Mac. We do not offer a VST version of the plugin - you need a VST3 host on Windows.

No, you are not. dearVR MICRO uses the most recent AAX versioning that is only compatible with Pro Tools 2019 and higher. If you try to use dearVR MICRO with an earlier version than 2019, Pro Tools will not find the plugin.