Spatial Reality

Powerful audio tools drive immersive, three-dimensional sound that makes spaces feel bigger, or more intimate, or more alive.

Technology Designer
September 15, 2021

One of the high­lights of CEDIA Expo 2021 was our meet­ing with the team at Spa­tial Inc. The com­pa­ny has recent­ly unveiled a new kind of immer­sive audio expe­ri­ence that cre­ates sound­scapes for a vari­ety of appli­ca­tions includ­ing theme parks, com­mer­cial spaces and res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties – indoors and out.

Most of our read­ers are famil­iar with immer­sive sound­scapes cre­at­ed typ­i­cal­ly in home the­aters by pur­vey­ors such as Dol­by (Dol­by Atmos) and DTS. Sur­round sound, if you will. In these for­mats, time is pro­gres­sive and lin­ear, with a begin­ning, mid­dle and end of a sto­ry. Spa­tial is dis­rupt­ing these types of sound­scapes with a non-lin­ear, three-dimen­sion­al approach that is daunt­ing in con­cept but fair­ly sim­ple to grasp with a sim­ple illustration:

At an undis­closed loca­tion in Marin Coun­ty amongst the red­woods, a three-acre prop­er­ty has been out­fit­ted with hun­dreds of chan­nels of audio (cus­tom speak­ers from James Loud­speak­ers) in a three-dimen­sion­al array.


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