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dearVR MIX

Place yourself in the sweet spot of your ultimate mixing environment. dearVR MIX turns any studio headphones into a world-class stereo mix room with carefully designed acoustics - all through advanced spatial audio technology.
Gain confidence monitoring your session in multiple virtual reference rooms and mix with your professional studio headphones, relying on Dear Reality's Spatial Headphone Compensation.

  • Stereo headphone mixing plugin (AAX/VST3/AU) suited for all professional studio headphones
  • Spatial Headphone Compensation, supporting 44 models
  • Total reliability judging position, width, reverb & low-end
  • 3 adjustable virtual world-class reference mix rooms with 4 mono & stereo loudspeaker positions
  • 6 additional, non-studio, listening environments
  • Free 14-day trial
Your ultimate mixing environment

Count on what you hear and

gain confidence mixing

over headphones

Your mixes don't translate to other sound systems?

Rely on what you hear and skip endless car tests. Gain confidence monitoring your session in a world-class mix room.

You have limited or no access to a mix room?

Enter your reference mix room with carefully designed acoustics, all through advanced spatial audio technology.

You don’t feel comfortable mixing with headphones?

Feel as if you’re mixing in a stellar control room. dearVR MIX turns your headphone into a reference mix room with carefully planned acoustics.

HOW TO CREATE STELLAR MIXES WITH DEARVR MIX

Place yourself in the sweet spot, anytime and anywhere

Virtual Acoustics Technology &

Spatial Headphone Compensation

By Dear Reality

It's no big secret: creating a great mix is easier in a perfect mix room. With dearVR MIX, your mixes translate reliably to any sound system, whether you're producing rock, pop, R&B, classical music, or your podcast. Relying on Dear Reality's outstanding virtual acoustics engine, dearVR MIX creates ultra-realistic environments without any drawbacks known from the physical world.

Dear Reality's Spatial Headphone Compensation technology (SHC) ensures the best binaural playback experience with the highest degree of out-of-head-localization by compensating the individual sound characteristics of different headphones.

MIXING ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE

MIXING ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE

"This is an incredible way to reference your tracks in many scenarios. dearVR MIX is quick, easy to use, and super-efficient in the studio and outside of it."

Maor Levi

Producer, Composer, DJ

MIXING ON HEADPHONES

MIXING ON HEADPHONES

"Dear Reality MIX has helped me immensely with some crucial mix decisions on a trailer soundtrack –
which I had to finish on headphones because my new mixing room is under construction."

Faux Tales

Producer

Main Features

Ultimate mixing environment
Feel as if you’re mixing in a real mix room

Ultimate mixing environment

dearVR MIX turns your favorite studio headphones into an ultimate mixing environment, offering three carefully designed virtual reference rooms.

Choose between four loudspeakers positions and confidently know that your mix translates reliably to other sound systems and environments. Placing yourself in the sweet spot, dearVR MIX helps you to assess positions, stereo-width, reverb & low-end frequencies fast and with greater ease.

Rely on what you hear, anytime and anywhere

Spatial Headphone Compensation

Activate the built-in Headphone Compensation (SHC) and start making solid mixes with an accuracy that you won't find anywhere else. Compensating for the characteristics of individual headphone models, Dear Reality's SHC applies the optimal adjustments to support a model-independent accurate simulation of listening environments.

Dear Reality's unique technology currently supports the 44 most used professional studio headphones. Each model has been carefully optimized by the Dear Reality team.

Spatial Headphone Compensation
Adaptable room acoustics
Mix in a studio that exactly matches your style

Adaptable room acoustics

The perfect mix room is the one that feels natural and comfortable to you. With dearVR MIX, you can quickly adapt the virtual mix room to your taste using the AMBIENCE and the FOCUS parameter.

While AMBIENCE allows you to control the amount of diffusion in your virtual room, FOCUS allows you to select the perfect balance between overall coloration and localization based on the patented Clarity algorithm from Sennheiser AMBEO.

CHECK YOUR MIX IN DIFFERENT ACOUSTIC SCENARIOS

6 realistic listening environments

Stop spending hours double-checking how your mix translates into common listening scenarios. dearVR MIX puts you just a few clicks away from accurately monitoring your mix in six acoustic environments, all without leaving your workstation.



6 realistic listening environments
Start creating better mixes on headphones

Your free 14-day trial

Get full access to your virtual mixing environment for 14 days. No additional copy protection is needed: Just click the button below, submit the form and start mixing in your own virtual mixing room.

Your free 14-day trial

Key Features

  • ULTIMATE MIXING ENVIRONMENT

    Reference-grade mix room for stereo productions

  • WORLD-CLASS MIX ROOMS

    Choose from 3 ideal mix room models (Mix Room A, Mix Room B, Analytic Dry)

  • SPATIAL HEADPHONE COMPENSATION

    Supports 44 headphone models, find full list here

  • ADJUSTABLE VIRTUAL ACOUSTICS

    Easily adjust the acoustic characteristics of your virtual mixing environment using the AMBIENCE and FOCUS slider

  • EASY-TO-USE

    Easy-to-use graphic interface showing the selected
    loudspeaker setup

  • HEAD ROTATION

    Support for head tracking using dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT

  • STEREO SPEAKER SETUPS

    4 selectable speaker positions (Mono Input, Mono Summed, Stereo, Stereo Wide)

  • COMMON LISTENING ENVIRONMENTS

    Double-check your mix in 6 typical listening environments (Car, Club, Home Theater, Kitchen, Living Room, Stadium)

  • REDUCED SPECTRAL COLORIZATION

    Unique FOCUS parameter allows control over the amount of spectral coloration, built on the patented Clarity algorithm from Sennheiser AMBEO

REQUIREMENTS

Plugin format

VST3 / AU / AAX

Mac OS X

OS X 10.9 +

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

Windows

Windows 10

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

DAW support

Pro Tools 2019 or higher

Most VST / VST3 / AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Head tracking

Turn your headphone into a professional stereo control room

Supported sample rates

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

DIVE DEEPER INTO dearVR MIX

VIDEO

Plugin overview

dearVR MIX - Screenshot

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dearVR MIX - Spatial Headphone Compensation

SHC

Supported models

dearVR MIX - Manual Cover

MANUAL

Get detailed insights

FAQs

You don’t need any special hardware to use dearVR MIX. Simply insert dearVR MIX into your favorite AAX/VST3/AU DAW and enter your perfect virtual mix room.

In general, dearVR MIX works with any headphones brand. However, open-back headphones and in-ears with a flat frequency response work best.
The built-in Spatial Headphone Compensation technology further enhances the reliability and spatial impression, supporting a model-independent accurate listening environment simulation. You can find a list of the supported models here.

dearVR MIX offers your perfect stereo control room. dearVR MONITOR extends this concept to an idealized multi-channel control room, supporting formats 5.1 up to 7.1.2 or 9.1.6. It also includes two more control rooms and five more listening environments.

Yes, dearVR MIX offers a bypass feature that includes a level match, enabling you to adjust the volume of the plugin’s output stage to listen to the original headphone sound while keeping the Spatial Headphone Compensation simultaneously.

The Spatial Headphone Compensation currently supports 44 models. You can find a list of the supported models here. If your favorite pair of headphones are not on the list, you can submit a request to add them here.