The Sound Guy Unleashes ReSpatializer
The Sound Guy, known primarily for SFX Machine Pro, has released ReSpatializer, an advanced panning, surround sound and e-spatialization plug-in for Windows and OS X (Universal Binary). ReSpatializer supports up to eight input channels, each of which can be individually positioned.
â€¢ Selection of angle, spread and spin for each source
â€¢ LFE (low-frequency effect) tools
â€¢ 16 different output formats
â€¢ Host tempo sync for source rotation
The panning is presented in an easy-to-use heads-up display with access to positioning, channel gain, mute/solo selection, and spreading. Other special processing includes variable-rate source rotation that can synchronize to the host tempo, low-frequency effect (LFE) tools for monitoring or bouncing to disk, and a large variety of output speaker formats (up to eight channels, DTS, Dolby, ITU, Film and others).
ReSpatializer can create a mix for stereo speakers, but it appears that its really tweaked for simulated surround sound through headphones — or how the iPod generation is digesting music. After mixing your tracks for various surround formats, you can create a binaural headphone mix. This simulation is achieved by utilizing precise measurements of the pinnae, head, and torso to realistically localize a sound source through two channels.
The Sound Guy’s ReSpatializer is available now in VST and Audio Unit formats for $99. More information on The Sound Guy ReSpatializer.