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The BBC launch the EAR Production Suite. Open source VSTs. Looks really interesting.

Postby AlasdairEaston » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:29 pm

This sounds really interesting. An open source set of VSTs for manipulating next generation audio. Good to hear the BBC are still close to the cutting edge in some respects.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2020-10-ear-next-generation-audio-software-tools

https://ear-production-suite.ebu.io/

And, at the risk of confusing the thread (in its very first post!), it also led me on to this cool thing on binaural...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/binaural-broadcasting
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Re: The BBC launch the EAR Production Suite. Open source VSTs. Looks really interesting.

Postby The Elf » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:37 pm

OK... in simple words. What's it *really* all about?! :headbang:
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Re: The BBC launch the EAR Production Suite. Open source VSTs. Looks really interesting.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:46 pm

VST tools to work in Reaper which can pan sounds within a binaural soundstage and to allocate the metadata to support object-based multichannel sound replay formats.

The glass half-full viewpoint is that developing this technology will allow immersive multichannel sound for all listeners whether they are using earbuds or have a multichannel speaker system in their room, and anything in between.

Moreover, it will allow the listener to re-balance 'the mix' to suit their particular requirements -- such as enhancing the 'narration' elements and reducing background music/effects for the hard of hearing, or enhancing the crowd effects in sports event for a more immersive feeling.... and so on... there are potentially no limits.

The glass half-empty viewpoint is that developing this technology will allow programmes to be created with less high-level input from craft specialists since the end user can tailor their own sound balance... which then potentially means that no one will ever listen to a mix 'as intended' ever again...

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