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IRCAM TOOLS by FLUX :: / SPAT

Ircam PLUGIN with complete Room Acoustics Simulation and Localisation Solution

Winner of the Resolution Awards 2011, IRCAM SPAT is the complete Room Acoustics Simulation and Localisation Solution Plugin.

With more than a decade of research performed by the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at IRCAM, being at the forefront of scientific and technological innovations, the SPAT is the most advanced and sophisticated tool for room acoustics simulation and localisation ever designed, managing both spatialisation (source localisation) and room acoustic simulation in a truly consistent and visually logical way.

Designed for surround and multi-channel use, SPAT presents the option to setup the output arrangements providing a variety of stereo and surround configurations, including subwoofer configuration. With eight input and output channels available in SPAT, configurations up to 7.1 and 8.0 are feasible.

Each of the up to eight incoming audio channels is internally mapped to a range of Virtual Sources localized in a 3D space, and connected to a room (a reverb). Up to 3 rooms in parallel are provided, presenting the option to simulate complex spaces (coupled room acoustics).

SPAT introduce state of the art techniques for room acoustics simulation utilizing advanced perceptive models, concealing the complexity behind the actual algorithms, allowing for intuitive and accommodating user interaction capabilities.

The SPAT licence includes the IRCAM Verb.

Processing Specifications

SPAT, as all Flux:: plug-ins, provide

  • Up to 8 channels Input/Output.
  • 64-bits internal floating point processing.
  • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz DXD (Pyramix DSP based).
  • Sampling rate up to 384 kHz for native (AU/RTAS/VST).

Compatibility

All major native formats are supported

  • Windows – XP, Vista, 7 all in both 32 and 64 bits (utilizing bridge sofware): VST (2.4), RTAS*
  • Mac OS X (Intel) – 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 in 32 bits: VST (2.4), RTAS*, AU
  • RTAS version requires ProTools 8 or later.

Signal Processing Features

  • Input/Output gain controls for adjusting the levels before and after processing.

Preset/Parameter slots

To enhance the workflow the two Preset/Parameter slots, A and B, can be loaded with two full set of parameters at the same time. Apart from saving each preset, a “Global Preset” containing both the A and B settings, and the position of the “Morphing Slider”, can be saved.

Parameter Morphing Slider with Automation

The Morphing Slider provides morphing between the parameter settings of slot A/B allowing for really creative and useful real-time tweaking. Enabling the Automation control button exposes the Morphing Slider to the host automation.

 

The SPAT licence includes the IRCAM Verb as well.

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