Go beyond the limitations of conventional stereo!
Panorama is a specialized tool for creating stunningly realistic 3-D audio scenes using regular stereo sound. The DSP technology in Panorama reproduces psychoacoustic sound localization and distance cues, allowing you to pan sounds in three dimensions: not just left and right, but up, down, front, back, near, and far. Panorama combines HRTF-based audio panning with acoustic environment modeling, including wall reflections, reverberation, distance modeling, and the Doppler pitch effect. Panorama sounds amazing when heard on headphones. Anyone producing podcasts or music specifically intended for mobile devices should definitely check out Panorama. Panorama also includes a crosstalk canceller to format the output for playback over conventional stereo loudspeakers. In this mode, Panorama can make sounds appear to come from outside the normal stereo soundstage.
Demos labeled “headphones” should be listened to over headphones; demos labels “speakers” should be listened to over stereo loudspeakers.
A helicopter circling around the head is a classic 3-D sound example, reproduced here using Panorama:
Now the helicopter moves up and down :
The following example has the helicopter flying all around in different directions, demonstrating the Doppler and distance effects:
The following is a simple battlefield scene. A machine gun is heard on the left, bullets fly by to the right and ricochet, then a shell falls from top right to left resulting in an explosion to the front left. A conventional stereo mix of the same scene is provided for comparison.
The following demonstration uses Panorama as a spatial music mixer. Notice how the Panorama processed sound is more “open”.
Simple Rock Demo Mix (headphones) - Panorama on each track
Simple Rock Demo Mix (speakers) - Panorama on each track
Requires a host program that supports audio plug-ins. iLok licensing is supported but not required.