dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT

Discover a revolutionary and intuitive VR controller for spatial audio productions. Experience mixing in a fully accessible 360° space by connecting a VR headset to your DAW session.

  • Visualize and control audio tracks in VR
  • Super-efficient mixing workflow for 360° videos
  • Intuitive gesture-controlled positioning and leveling
  • Seamless integration with dearVR PRO
  • Nuendo and Reaper support 
  • Positional automation export for Unity game objects
THE EVOLUTION OF AUDIO PRODUCTION

VR mixing controller

Intuitive Immersive Mixing Process

Gestured-controlled positioning and automation toolkit with 360° overview and built-in head tracking

True-to-life Spatial Audio

dearVR PRO control to create great mixes with a true perception of distance and position

Seamless DAW Integration

Access to the DAW's most common control and transport functions in VR

Visualize your immersive mix

Perfect workflow for spatial audio productions

Experience next-level creative freedom controlling your spatial audio production in VR. Intuitively position your tracks and write automation via gesture control.

Get direct access to Dear Reality’s high-end spatializer dearVR PRO staying and easily create ultra-realistic acoustic environments with a true perception of direction, distance, reflections, and reverb.

The evolution of audio mixing

"You guys nailed the workflow. Super simple and super intuitive. And more importantly, it sounds fantastic. I can’t imagine working any other way now."

Julian Messina

Presiding Officer of Virtual Reality & New Media

Effective XR workflows

"It's super easy to create immersive mixes. The amount of time it saves is worth every penny!"

Aldo Lamanna

Nuendo Product SpecialistSteinberg

Main Features

Control your mix by gestures

Fast & Intuitive Workflow

Control positions of sound sources simply by pointing at them in the virtual space. With the Minimap-Tool, you always have the whole mix and the automation data from your workstation at your fingertips. Use the VR controller to write automation and control a mix intuitively.

dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT gives you the power to check and optimize your mixdown instantly using head tracking - the same as it will be perceived in the final medium by the user.

Control your DAW in VR

Direct Access

Jump through the timeline and tracks in VR the same as you’re used to in your DAW. Set & control markers, loop points, automation modes, and solo & mute individual for each audio source. Control levels with faders on the meterbridge or simply perform an up or down gesture - just like painting your mix.

Work in binaural and ambisonics

Advanced Spatialization

Each sound source in the dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT represents a dearVR PRO track in your DAW. Control spatial position and acoustic virtualization to simulate a car, church, stadium, or concert hall. Decide which audio format you want to output at the end and monitor it head-tracked with headphones or even loudspeakers.

Bring your mix to the interactive world

Automation export function

Transfer dearVR PRO's positional automation data via dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT directly into the Unity game engine. The automation export function allows you to experience six degrees of freedom in Unity. For more details, check the dearVR INTERACTIVE BUNDLE offer.

Key Features

  • VR USER INTERFACE

    Mix in VR with head tracking and a true perception of distance and position

  • GESTURED-CONTROLLED WORKFLOW

    Rapid iteration times using intuitive gesture-controlled positioning, leveling, and automation

  • AUDIO FOR VR AND 360° VIDEO PLAYBACK

    No more switching back and forth between DAW and 360° video playback

  • VIRTUAL MIXING ENVIRONMENT

    Mix multi-channel productions in virtual environments like Cinema, Living Room, or Church with optional video screens

  • ADVANCED SPATIALIZING

    Perfect integration with the dearVR PRO spatializer plugin

  • DAW CONTROL

    Control most common transport, level, solo, mute, and automation functions in Nuendo and Reaper

  • INTERACTIVE AUDIO WORKFLOW

    Revolutionary workflow to create positional automation for Unity game objects

Product Bundles

Requirements

Virtual Reality Devices

● Oculus Rift
● Oculus Rift S
● Oculus Quest (through Quest-Link)
● Oculus Quest 2 (through Quest-Link)
● HTC Vive
● HTC Vive Pro
● HTC Cosmos

DAW support

● Reaper 64bit (version 5.96 or higher)
● Nuendo 10 or higher

OS dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT for VR

● Windows 10
● VR-ready PC

OS DAW and dearVR SPA TIAL CONNECT Adapter

● Windows 10
● OS X 10.11+

dearVR PRO

For 3D audio spatialization, an additional dearVR PRO license is required

dearVR MONITOR

For multi-channel productions and monitoring through headphones, we recommend dearVR MONITOR

Dive deeper into dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Quick Set Up

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Interactive Workflow

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3D AUDIO MIXING

MANUAL

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FAQs

Compatible headsets are the Oculus Rift, Rift S, Quest / Quest 2 (both via the Oculus Link feature), and the HTC Vive, Vive Pro, and Cosmos.

dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT is an advanced VR DAW controller application that controls dearVR plugins and the most common DAW functions. It does not process any sound.

Yes, you can use a second PC running dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT and connect the application via network to the DAW.

dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT interacts perfectly with the DAW spatializer plugin dearVR PRO. Additionally, you can access the head tracking of dearVR AMBI MICRO and dearVR MONITOR with dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT.