Apple Music goes Lossless, Spatial, Dolby Atmos

Apple will update its Apple Music subscription service in June with a no-cost addition of new sound features. But more than that, it hints at a world of music listening generally that dumps lossy compression and embraces spatial sound. And you can get started mixing for it right away.

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Grainstation-C is a free granular tool with ambisonics, and an album to match

It started as an artist tool, but it could become yours, as well. Grainstation-C is a free and open source sound creation workstation that’s playable live and supports ambisonic spatial sound. And the music its creators makes is ethereal and wonderful. Micah Frank, noted sound designer and toolmaker as well as composer/musician, produced Grainstation-C for […]

Peter Kirn - July 29, 2019

Mics that record in “3D” and ambisonics are the next big thing

Call it the virtual reality microphone … or just think of it as an evolution of microphones that capture sounds more as you hear them. But mics purporting to give you 3D recording are arriving in waves – and they could change both immersive sound and how we record music.

Peter Kirn - September 19, 2018

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