The State of Directional Audio in Virtual Reality

The State of Directional Audio in Virtual Reality

Operating from the standpoint that sound makes up 50 percent of the VR experience, content creators are starting to hold it in higher regard

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 21 january 2016

Though the public gaze has centered around virtual reality, with Forbes, CNET and various other publishers touting 2016 as the ‘year VR goes mainstream,’ content makers are still wrapping their heads around the new techniques required to create compelling narratives that fully utilize VR’s potential. In film and television, sound is a powerful yet subliminal element that can set tone and suspend disbelief, the latter being of utmost importance in virtual reality when trying to produce a sense of presence.

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