AstoundSound® for Wwise Plugins
AstoundSound® 3D Real-Time Interface (RTI) Plugin is a member of the AstoundSound® product-line that transforms any 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.
Now including support for Wwise 2014.1 Mixer Plugin Framework.
Using the new Mixer Plugin framework introduced with Wwise 2014.1, AstoundSound 3D RTI integrates more seamlessly into the Wwise 3D mixer. As a Mixer Plugin, Actor Mixer objects can now be assigned to a a Master Mixer bus with a global 3D RTI plugin. The global 3D RTI manages all objects using AstoundSound producing a highly optimized 3D audio spatial experience in Wwise 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.
The 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.)