Spatial audio is a way of creating sound in 360 degrees around a listener, which sound can come from any place in a circle. It designed to deliver surround sound and 3D audio through headphones. 3D audio is the use of binaural sound systems to capture, process and play back audio waves by used of headphones. So how will this implemented to audiobooks?
3D Audio in Music
3D audio adds the dimensions of horizontal and vertical depth when listening to music. Just like how Virtual Reality into a 3D world, 3D audio transforms sound and allows users to reside in a 3D world where immersive music surrounds them. 3D surround has sounds coming from above, below, as well as from all horizontal directions.
The goal of 3D audio is to provide the listener with an audio experience that represents real life. 3D sound, also known as spatial sound, is sound we hear it naturally with the technology behind.
3D Audio in Audiobooks
Audiobooks usually do not include sound effects. However, you may have heard effects in some audiobooks and know their usage is growing in popularity.
Voice characters in audiobooks is not same as voice characters in cartoons or computer games, in that one character does not have to be unrecognizably different from the others. There are actors with outstanding vocal skills to make each character in an audiobook sound unique and convincing.
Would love to turn books for interactive 3D sound experience, have the earphones plugged in for an amazing spatial sound effect. Discover and experience audiobooks in 3D and 8D audio:
- The Fairy Tree by 3d Audio Storytelling in Interactive 3D Sound Experience
- Private Peaceful written by Michael Morpurgo in 8D Audiobook
Put your headphones on and close your eyes. You can now live the adventure playing a leading role, where you feel is more real than what you imagine. Something new, being in another place, in live stories where the dream becomes possible.
“For a full immersive spatial or 3D effect,
you must use headphones, headset or earbuds - put on your head and close your eyes to focus on the story.”
Transported into the story, like you are in a middle of an action movie all inside your head.
Reasons why you should listen to 3D audio edition
- 3D audio is like a surround-sound experience, played to you through your headphones so that it sounds like you are in the middle of the action.
- It brings the story and the setting to life
- Every sound you hear is unique
- The recording designed to sound like real life
The audiobooks’ sound effects, voice acting, and music is mind-blowing for 3D or spatial sound. Try to close your eyes and imagine what is going on, it is amazing! It feels so real, felt like you transported to another world.
Spatial sound audiobook must be with excellent production values, high quality audio with a good sense of 3D space in the headphones.