Sound Particles is an immersive 3D CGI-like application for film, TV, VR, music and game audio production. Having been used on many feature film releases (including Aquaman, Ready Player One, Batman vs Superman, among many others) since its release just over three years ago, Sound Particles 2.0 adds binaural monitoring, Windows support, Ambisonics file import, CGI file integration and real-time rendering, along with many more significant feature updates.
Introduced in 2016, Sound Particles offers unique and efficient workflows for sound designers, increasing creativity and reducing the time needed to create and record complex sound effects in virtual 3D environments.
New Features In Sound Particles 2.0
CGI Integration – following extensive use on productions from the industry’s leading animation studios, Sound Particles 2.0 adds CGI metadata recognition. Import native CGI animations, such as Autodesk’s .fbx files. Tag graphical components and automatically track keyframes, saving time by streamlining workflows for dynamic objects.
Realtime Render – audition projects in realtime, whatever the scene. From a simple doppler pass to hundreds of sound sources in a battle scene, Sound Particles 2.0 facilitates instant feedback for realtime adjustment of complex sound designs.
Binaural Monitoring – monitor and audition immersive audio creations with direct binaural output to headphones, avoiding traditionally complex DAW import and routing requirements.
Windows Support – Sound Particles 2.0 is Windows and macOS compatible.
Ambisonics and surround file import - ability to import up to 6th order Ambisonics files. Build complex immersive projects using prerecorded 5.1, 7.1 or Ambisonics encoded material.
Further enhancements include a VR Client Application, desktop-based VR slider control of parameters, an enhanced audio I/O module with output VU metering and recall for multichannel virtual microphone templates.
New Licensing Models For Sound Particles 2.0
Sound Particles 2.0 introduces licensing options to suit everyone, from multiroom facilities and film productions, through to independent professionals and home audio enthusiasts. Access to these unique workflows and features is available through either monthly subscription or upfront payments, with plans starting at $19.99 per month.
This major release is available to download now, from Sound Particles or via your local professional audio reseller.
I saw this at AES last October and the concept of using CGI type workflows for audio produces a sense of immersion that it very impressive. Check it out…