posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 05:18 PM
Karlheinz Brandenburg is credited with much of the work that went into developing the Mp3 format for sound. However, now he has developed a new sound
technology called Isono that will allow developers to create truly immersive audio by allowing true 3D audio positioning.
He and his team are touting their new product as true "three dimensional" audio, which can give the impression of, for example, a horse galloping
through the center aisle of a movie theater, or pinpoint a noise so that it sounds exactly like a person shouting from outside theater walls. The best
existing surround sound speakers can approximate this only for a small "sweet spot," perhaps a few feet wide, while the Iosono system would create
the same realistic illusion for everyone in the room.
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While this technology may not be used in consumer products for several years, this technology will be a huge breakthrough for theatres and theme
Because the system requires more than 300 mini-speakers it is also very expensive.
The main advantage I can see with using this technology is movies. We could have hyper-realistic movies using this technology, especially horror
movies. Imagine the sound of the killer sneaking up behind the victim, moving ever closer behind you in your seat...
Yeah, it would be great!
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[edit on 7-23-2004 by Valhall]