REQ: DearReality dearVR pro v1.2.0 OSX
Dear Reality’s state-of-the-art algorithms have been a mainstay of 3D audio production for years. Now, for the first time, their spatial processing treasure chest has been made available in an all-in-one plugin for your DAW: dearVR pro. Say goodbye to expensive middleware, unwieldy software bundles and complex routing schemes. All the tools you need to create stunning, immersive 3D audio for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) video, films and games are included in dearVR pro’s powerful yet fast and intuitive interface.
Two modes of operation let you choose how to work. Simply drag your mouse around using the plugin’s graphical XYZ pad to position a track’s sound anywhere in a 3D soundstage—behind or in front of the listener, above or below their head, to the left or right, closer or farther away. Or use separate sliders for adjusting the sound’s elevation, azimuth and distance from the listener. dearVR pro provides 46 vivid virtual acoustic environments, featuring true to life 3D imaging and depth, in which to place an object’s sound and move it around in real time. Among the many selections to choose from are concert halls, car interiors, variously sized rooms, and a church, cellar, staircase, bathroom, booth, warehouse, arena, outdoor street and live stage. Each environment is instantly and independently recallable per plugin instance, letting you place each object’s sound in a different space.
You can change the shape, dimensions and texture of your selected virtual space using controls that adjust its size, damping, and balance of early reflections and diffuse reverb. In Realtime Auralization mode, turn six knobs to respectively adjust the distance from the listener of the four walls, ceiling and floor in your virtual space; as you move your sound around to match an onscreen object’s movement, the delay times and directions of arrival for early reflections bouncing off these virtual boundaries change—just like in real environments. An Occlusion control lets you adjust the sound of an object to realistically match its being blocked by another virtual object in line of sight to the listener. And if a track’s sound doesn’t move in perfect sync with its corresponding visual element, you can tweak its animation curve using separate scaling controls for azimuth and distance parameter ranges to make picture and sound match up flawlessly.
dearVR pro outputs the highest-quality 3D audio in seven delivery formats (including audio for 360-degree videos on YouTube and Facebook), meeting all the professional requirements for any VR or AR production. Select 2-channel binaural format for totally immersive playback using conventional headphones. Or choose 4-channel first order, 9-channel second order or 16-channel third order Ambisonics output in either AmbiX or Furse Malham (FuMA) format. The plugin’s 46 stellar virtual acoustic environments can also be used like conventional reverbs in 2D stereo mixes, doubling their usefulness for music production.
State-of-the-art processing allows any multitrack session to be mixed in 3D
True to life immersive soundscape with binaural or ambisonics playback
Position and move audio sources in a virtual 3D environment adjusting azimuth, elevation and distance to the listener
More than 45 vivid virtual acoustic environments to choose from, each independently recallable per plugin instance
Controls for virtual environments adjust their size, damping, balance of early reflections and diffuse reverb and distance of walls, ceiling and floor to listener
Powerful Realtime Auralization processing continually changes the delay times and directions of arrival for early reflections as you move an audio source
Occlusion feature to adjust the sound of an object being blocked by another virtual object in line of sight to the listener
Outputs audio in eight different formats:
2-channel binaural for 3D playback using standard headphones
4-channel first order, 9-channel second order and 16-channel third order ambisonics output in either Ambix or FuMa
Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native / AudioSuite
VST2 / VST3
SUPPORTED SAMPLE RATES
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 196kHz
All standard bitrates are supported (16/24/32)
Windows 7 through 10
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system
• Headtracking Control by dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT
• Improved performance
• Smoother transitions when changing virtual acoustics presets.
• UI Update
• Minor Bugfixes