AstoundSound® 3D Real-Time Interface (RTI) Plugin is a member of the AstoundSound® product-line that transforms any 3D positional sound object with a discrete mono audio input into a highly accurate 3D, spherical, audio experience, using only a 2- channel stereo output.
The AstoundSound® 3D RTI Plugin intercepts the XYZ position of any sound emitter in game and in real-time produces a spherical sound-field. This enables users of any game that uses the plugin to be able to experience an immersive, 360º sound field, with elevation, bringing unprecedented 3D audio (distance perception) to mainstream gaming, enabling players to experience game audio like never before.
The AstoundSound Fold-down is a plugin derived from the general AstoundSound DSP technology. AstoundSound Fold-down Plugin transforms discrete 5.1 audio input into a highly accurate virtual surround audio experience, from only a 2-channel stereo output.
The AstoundSound Fold- down Plugin can be instantiated on the master 5.1 output of the game’s sound engine thereby enabling any game that uses the plugin to be able to experience a surround sound experience over any set of stereo headphones or speakers.
The AstoundSound Expander is a plugin derived from the general AstoundSound DSP technology. Expander works by literally expanding the stereo signal by virtually placing the left and right stereo sound sources (speakers). This provides the listener with an enhanced super-wide stereo effect out of any 2-channel stereo output.
AstoundSound Expander is superior to other stereo widening algorithms in the market today because it does not rely on phase manipulation to achieve expansion, thereby creating a much better and pleasing sound comparatively and allows for an enhanced stereo experience over any set of stereo headphones or speakers (i.e. great for games on mobile devices since they are typically limited to stereo output.)