Welcome to Blue Ripple Sound

We do 3D sound properly! Lots of hard sums, and some nice efficient code, mean we can bring you innovative creative tools for the studio, and unsurpassed 3D sound for film, music, gaming and virtual reality.

So, what brought you here? Are you a film maker wanting to produce realistic 3D soundtracks that immerse you deeply into the story? Or a musician producing a 3D mix for a concert, or working with a 3D audio recording? If so you probably want to head on into our pro audio section.

Or are you a gamer or game developer? If so, our gaming section will help you bring spectactular 3D sound to a variety of existing PC games, or help you add it to the games you are developing. You can have great 3D on headphones, stereo systems or 5.1 or 7.1 surround systems using just an ordinary PC. And if you are using lots of speakers for a virtual reality CAVE or luxury gaming room then we can make the most of just about any speaker arrangement!

There are some informational resources on this site and we'll add more when we have time. Audio is better understood than it sometimes seems and we're hoping to help demystify it a little.

We've been passionate about 3D sound for quite a long time and set up Blue Ripple Sound in 2008 to turn that passion into reality. We use some maths generally known as "Higher Order Ambisonics", which are fairly well understood in academia, linking to some important equations from acoustics. What we've done is take this rather theoretical material, work out a few bits that were missing, and turn the results into simple real stuff that people can just use!