With more than a decade of research performed by the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at IRCAM, being at the forefront of scientific and technological innovations, the SPAT is probably the most advanced and sophisticated tool for room acoustics simulation and localization ever designed, managing both spatialization (source localization) and room acoustic simulation in a truly consistent and visually logical way.
Each of the up to eight incoming audio channels is internally mapped to a range of Virtual Sources localized in a 3D space, and connected to a room (a reverb). Up to 3 rooms in parallel are provided, presenting the option to simulate complex spaces (coupled room acoustics).
Designed for surround and multichannel use, SPAT presents the option to setup the output arrangements providing a variety of stereo and surround configurations, including subwoofer configuration as well. With eight input and output channels available in SPAT, configurations up to 7.1 and 8.0 is feasible.
an iLok Dongle is required