I notice when watching the rainbox six vegas gameplay videos (on desktop stereo speakers) that the 3D sound fx sound "wider" than my stereo setup. I don’t mean stereo width in the sense of mono/stereo ratio of the material but the sound has this illusion of coming from a place the speaker isn’t..it sounds like its coming from a foot away from where the speaker really is.
Is this regular hrtf filtering or could this be something like dolby virtual speaker? Any sort of technique like this in fmod?
- JamieMB asked 11 years ago
From what I can tell, Dolby Virtual Speaker is just a marketing name for a particular HRTF algorithm developed by Dolby Labs. It sounds like the video probably had a Pro Logic II encoded soundtrack in order to be able to do this, but this is just supposition.
I don’t think FMod has a built-in HRTF algorithm (correct me if I’m wrong here). It instead relies on installed hardware to perform this task.
- JamesB answered 11 years ago
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