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G’Audio Lab launches livestreaming audio solution for 360-degree video

January 20, 2018

G’Audio Lab, the premier spatial audio technology company dedicated to bringing multi-dimensional sounds to listeners, is launching its livestreaming rendering solution. Sol Livestreaming utilises spatial audio technology to livestream quality audio for 360-degree video. The solution transcends the limitations of current livestreaming formats, allowing users to fully experience the sound of live entertainment and sporting events without physically being present.

“Livestreaming, high-fidelity spatial audio will bring a totally new level of presence to live events,” says CEO and Co-founder of G’Audio Lab, Henney Oh. “Through the magic of VR, you can now experience the sound of concerts, eSports and team sports as if you have the best seat in the house.”

While current audio streaming methods are limited to traditional stereo and surround sound formats, Sol Livestreaming uses spatial audio technology to portray a lifelike sonic experience for 360-degree video, inviting listeners to suspend disbelief and experience a heightened sense of presence. Spatial audio technology allows specific positions of sound sources to be preserved. This provides a sense of directionality for listeners, who can detect the direction, distance and timbre of audio sources. Unlike traditional mono, stereo and surround sound formats, spatial audio responds to the user’s head movements in real time, allowing the experience to become interactive and deeply immersive.

Sol Livestreaming’s integration is specifically designed to serve up an Ambisonics audio signal to precisely depict and surround the listener in a lifelike, three-dimensional environment. Ideal for livestreaming content, Ambisonics is a widely accepted format for capturing, transmitting and decoding spatial audio. In addition to capturing and playing audio on a horizontal plane, Ambisonics produces sounds coming from above and below the listener, providing a complete and accurate sense of the soundscape.

G’Audio has adapted its binaural rendering format for livestreaming and squeezed B-format Ambisonics into the popular AAC codec. Utilising this ubiquitous codec allows Sol Livestreaming and its renderer to be easily adopted across multiple platforms, bringing truly immersive audio to content creators and consumers alike.

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