Binaural Surround - 7.1.4

Binaural Surround - 7.1.4

Host Support

Host TypeSupport
AAXNo
VST2Yes

Audio

ChannelsContent
Input127.1.4
Output2Binaural Stereo

Controls

Description

This plugin takes a surround mix prepared for a 7.1.4 system and converts it to 3D stereo to be listened to on headphones.

7.1.4 adds four ceiling channels to standard 7.1.

The 3D aspects of the stereo are synthesised using HRTF data. This models how sound from different directions is changed as it passes around the head.

Channels

The channel ordering used is:

ChannelVST
1Front Left
2Front Right
3Front Centre
4LFE
5Left Surround Rear
6Right Surround Rear
7Left Surround Side
8Right Surround Side
9Left Top Front
10Right Top Front
11Left Top Rear
12Right Top Rear

The low frequency effect channel is not used.

The plugin is available in the Binaural Surround plugin library.

Controls

Control: Mode

Two modes are supported, "Inferred" and "Virtual". Generally, "Inferred" is recommended.

ModeDescription
InferredThis mode is optimised for use with material that has been mixed using conventional panning techniques, such as equal-power panning or VBAP. The approach produces smooth transitions when sounds pass between speaker locations.
VirtualThis mode simply places each of the main (non-LFE) audio channels in their appropriate speaker direction. This can be worth trying when the mix has not been put together by conventional panning and the channels have a complex phase relationship.