Combining your Personalized HRTF with measured Studio Acoustics
Studios are not just spaces but an intimate environment. They carry the traits of the engineers who work in them. The studio’s signature sound is a creation from engineers meticulously selecting the gear and optimizing the setup and acoustics for the type of listening environment they desire. Part of the experience of Embody’s indelible personalization is bringing you the opportunity to explore these studios and find out for yourself in which studio you prefer to work.
To accurately characterize the studio’s sound, the team at Embody carries out detailed measurements of the acoustics of the studio with the help of a binaural dummy head. The secret sauce is that Embody’s algorithms personalize, to your ear shape, the directionally dependent studio reflections. Also, during the measurement, Embody accurately captures the acoustic characteristics of each speaker in the studio. The measurement process maintains the integrity of the signal chain and gear used in the studio.
The studio responses are not only precise, but award-winning engineers and producers from each studio certify the truthful representation of the room all the way from the acoustics, through the signal chain, and to the monitor speakers’ frequency responses.
Putting it all together
The plugin Immerse Virtual Studio with Avid is a culmination of this project. Immerse Virtual Studio puts you in the sweet spot of iconic sound studios by modeling your unique ear shape using AI algorithms and combining it with the precisely measured sound studios’ response. Certified by each studio’s mix/mastering engineer, Immerse delivers an authentic studio mixing experience over headphones never before possible. Besides auditioning in world-class studios, the plugin allows you to select your favorite reference headphone from an exhaustive list.
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