Steinberg Immerse is an AI-driven personalised ambisonics mixing solution
Steinberg Immerse with VST AmbiDecoder is an artificial-intelligence personalised spatial audio solution developed by Embody for Nuendo and Cubase.
Ambisonics is a powerful format for developing immersive audio content.
However, monitoring ambisonics on headphones has been limited in sound quality by not taking into account the unique ear shape of individuals, until today.
Using artificial intelligence, Steinberg Immerse with VST AmbiDecoder generates the user’s personalised Head Related Transfer Function (HRTF) in less than a minute.
Converting ambisonics to binaural audio using one’s personalised HRTF means the engineer will hear the clear spatial separation of each sound element and improved audio quality.
With Immerse with VST AmbiDecoder, users can make their decisions with confidence because they are listening to their immersive mix using their ears — not a generic set of ears.
Marketing Manager at Steinberg Luis Dongo, stated, “We’re excited to partner with Embody to bring personalised spatial audio to artists who use Cubase and Nuendo. Customers are already telling us that having easy, affordable access to their personalized HRTF to create Ambisonics soundscapes will significantly improve the immersive content they’re able to develop.”
Customised to your ears
How the brain interprets the direction of a sound source is mainly determined by the shape and folds of an individual’s outer ear.
Like fingerprints, these shapes and folds are unique to every person. Up to now, VST AmbiDecoder has given artists the ability to monitor Ambisonic content, using a set of generic HRTFs.
Today, Immerse brings premium spatial monitoring customized to the users ears with a Personalized HRTF.
The collective benefits of one’s personalized HRTF — directional sound accuracy, high sound quality, and externalization — combined with head-tracking and the decoding engine of VST AmbiDecoder helps the user make believable soundscapes.
“Over the past few years, it’s become easier to create immersive content thanks to tools like VST AmbiDecoder,” said Kapil Jain, co-founder and CEO of Embody. “Adding Immerse to the VST AmbiDecoder tool kit means you can create immersive content with a higher degree of confidence because using your personalized HRTF unlocks the true power of spatial audio. By mixing Ambisonics with your ears, you know your mix is right.”
For more on Steinberg Immerse with VST AmbiDecoder visit their product page.