We’re excited to announce that voice audio in AltspaceVR is now spatialized using the Oculus Audio SDK. The result is much more natural-sounding voices that really feel like they’re in the room with you.
Check out this video to hear the difference for yourself.
Spatialization adjusts audio in subtle ways that mimic the way sound works in the real world. For example, our bodies absorb a little sound at different frequencies depending on which direction a sound is coming from. We also perceive more room echo on voices that are farther from us. Audio spatialization simulates these (and other) phenomena in virtual reality to enhance the quality of our communication and our feeling of presence.
See for yourself. Audio spatialization is live now in AltspaceVR.