Binaural Encoding Tool
Ircam HEar provides faithful reproduction of a stereo mix or a full surround mix with up to ten channels, supporting Dolby Atmos , with a pair of conventional stereo headphones. It relies on proven technology to model the various phenomena that occur when playing back audio material through a loudspeaker system.
Up to ten channels Input/Output with support for Dolby Atmos
Pro Tools HD 7.1.2 & 7.0.2 Dolby Atmos Bus Support
Space Presets, presenting a range of spaces with subtly different colorations
Routing Matrix for mapping between the plugins inputs from the DAW track to the virtual speaker internal outputs
Speaker Mode specifies the emulated virtual speaker configuration
Speaker Width to control the width between virtual speakers, expressed in degrees, which allows for narrowing or broadening the stereo image.
Angle Shift to control the angle between the listener and the center of the virtual speakers
HEar relies on HRTF filter measurements made using a KEMAR (Knowles Electronics Manikin For Acoustic Research) dummy head and torso simulation.
Binaural technology encompasses methods for recording, processing, synthesizing and reproducing sound that are specifically designed to preserve tridimensional localization properties.
In order to mimic the impression of a sound originating from a given incidence, it is sufficient to filter a mono signal, which on its own lacks any kind of spatial information, with both left and right HRTF filters. This constitutes the foundation of binaural synthesis.
Please note that the resulting signal is only meant to be listened to with headphones, and isn’t designed for a conventional stereo loudspeaker setup.
Signal Routing and Speaker setup
A routing Matrix provides an overview of the mapping between the plugin’s inputs from the DAW track to the virtual speaker internal outputs, and a Speaker Mode specifying which virtual speaker configuration that should be emulated.
Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 and 10, all in 64 bits only.
Mac OS X (Intel) All versions from 10.11 (64bit only)
A graphic card fully supporting OpenGL 2.0 is required. USBdisplays are not supported.
Windows: If your computer has an ATi or NVidia graphicscard, please assure the latest graphic drivers from the ATi or NVidia websiteare installed.
Mac OS X: OpenGL 2.0 required Mac Pro 1.1 & Mac Pro2.1 are not supported.
Software license requirements
In order to use the software, an iLok.com user account isrequired (the iLok USB Smart Key is not required).