Spatial, the award-winning immersive audio company and software service, revealed today its plans to democratize 3D sound with the global availability of its immersive audio platform.
Today, Spatial goes unhinged! Anyone in the world can get started creating sound objects and soundscapes in minutes with license-based access to fully develop and deploy Spatial scenes.
For commercial use, Spatial is now offering a simple $10,000/year subscription license, including access to its full platform and library of shared soundscapes, making its previously gated software available to retail, hospitality, museums, estates, venues, hospitals, theme parks and more who believe that sound is the most underutilized sense in shaping today’s human experiences.
For creative uses, Spatial offers Backstage Pass, the free license that allows creators to design immersive 3D audio environments easily with Spatial Studio, the company’s macOS authoring tool; and Spatial Reality, the real-time performance engine that runs the audio simulation in real world physical spaces. In a model that has worked extremely well for game engines like Unity and Unreal, Spatial is democratizing access to 3D sound design by providing free access to full design and publishing capabilities. This enables a much larger ecosystem of creators to publish dynamic 3D soundscapes directly to Spatial commercial customers for use across a wide variety of spaces and experiences.
“Designing acoustic experiences, at all levels, in all kinds of spaces, with the full power of sound in mind is no longer a millions-of-dollars capability constrained by highly specialized and inflexible systems,” shared Calin Pacurariu, Co-Founder and CEO of Spatial. “We created Spatial to put that power in the hands of everyone, and we’re excited to see how our creators and customers build a range of experiences from magically entertaining immersive locations to deeply therapeutic retreats for healthcare worker recovery. Creators around the world are already taking this technology and reshaping the human experience in that infinite universe we call reality.”
Since its inception in 2017, Spatial has been on a journey to unlock the full potential of immersive technology to enhance human experience – in real world and everyday environments. From retail stores, hotels and theme parks to work spaces, hospitals and museums, Spatial’s award-winning audio design platform offers new creative possibilities to enhance environments for meaningful engagement, powerful entertainment, and optimum well-being. Spatial liberates sound design from linear and channel-based audio, allowing people to do things with immersive sound that have never been done before in places that traditional audio has long forgotten. Running on Macs and iPhones, Spatial is more easily and affordably deployed than existing audio solutions – and scales without constraints.
New Capabilities for Spatial Studio, Spatial Reality & Spatial Control
After a year of incredible feedback from sound designers, engineers, and technology partners around the world – including Eight, Made Music Studio, Meow Wolf, HealthTunes, Catalyst by Wellstar, Zeitgeist, National Geographic, Nightscape, the California Academy of Arts (CalArts), and the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS), among others – Spatial is introducing significant feature improvements that make it easier than ever to design, create, and deploy realistic, interactively dynamic, and flexible 3D sound experiences.
Experience the Spatial Holodeck at SXSW 2022
Spatial invites all SXSW attendees to its Spatial Holodeck experience in Austin later this week, March 11 through 14. In addition to guided demos of Spatial, hands-on tutorials on Spatial Studio, and in-depth presentation of the anatomy of an immersive experience project, several special highlights will bring to life the full power of Spatial sound across the four days:
For additional information on the Spatial Holodeck and SXSW programming, click here.
Spatial is redefining the human experience by creating virtual soundscapes where you work, where you play and where you stay. Spatial's technology is flexible, powerful and scalable, breaking down traditional audio barriers. Serving customers in corporate, retail, theme parks, museums, hotels, estate entertainment and more, Spatial is taking audio to a new level and allowing creators to unleash their creative soundscapes. Spatial's team and demo locations are located in Emeryville, California and Scottsdale, Arizona. Led by experienced leaders from Apple, Nest, LucasArts and Disney and backed by DBL Partners, BITKRAFT Ventures, National Geographic Society, The Kraft Group, Marquee Sports Holdings, WS Development and others, Spatial is poised to reimagine immersive human experiences and entertainment. To learn more, visit spatialinc.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
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