The Sound Guy has announced the release of ReSpatializer, an advanced panning, surround sound and spatialization plug-in. ReSpatializer supports up to eight input channels, each of which can be individually positioned.
- Selection of angle, spread and spin for each source.
- LFE (low-frequency effect) tools.
- 16 different output formats.
- Host tempo sync for source rotation.
The panning is presented in an easy-to-use heads-up display with access to positioning, channel gain, mute/solo selection, and spreading. Other special processing includes variable-rate source rotation that can synchronize to the host tempo, low-frequency effect (LFE) tools for monitoring or bouncing to disk, and a large variety of output speaker formats (up to eight channels, DTS, Dolby, ITU, Film and others).
ReSpatializer also offers simulated surround sound through headphones. After mixing your tracks for various surround formats, you can create a binaural headphone mix. This simulation is achieved by utilizing precise measurements of the pinnae, head, and torso to realistically localize a sound source through two channels. ReSpatializer can also create a mix for stereo speakers.
ReSpatializer costs $99 and is available in VST and Audio Unit formats for Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary. Demo versions are available.