Create Spatial Audio Anywhere with New L-ISA Studio
L-Acoustics untethers spatial audio creation workflow with the launch of L-ISA Studio software suite and upgraded L-ISA engine
L-Acoustics revamps the workflow of spatial audio content creation with the new L-ISA Studio software suite and upgraded L-ISA engine. Immediately available for download, it takes the power and versatility of the concert-proven L‑ISA technology and puts it into the hands of sound creators, allowing them to formulate multidimensional audio wherever and whenever they are ready to create.
“L-ISA Studio grants all sound creators the ability to conceive, create, iterate and experience their work in 3D audio,” explains Guillaume Le Nost, Executive Director, Creative Technologies at L-Acoustics. “It is the perfect tool to work on the pre-production of an L-ISA live show or the sound design of a newly imagined immersive experience – or even mix an album in 7.1.4.”
L-ISA Studio contains the same spatial audio and room engine algorithms as its hardware counterpart, the L-ISA Processor, yet is redesigned and improved with key features for room enhancement, a fully augmented scale simulation mode, and binaural output capabilities. The upgraded engine, now deployed in both software and hardware configurations, provides sound designers, content creators, and mixing engineers with the ability to hear content in any virtual space of any given size and shape. Control strategies, sonic trajectories, and sound system behaviours can all be defined and then demonstrated in real time.
Through L-ISA Studio’s binaural engine, users can now create and monitor their spatialised audio content anywhere with headphones and optional head tracking. Mixing engineers and creators can deploy the software suite in any multi‑channel mixing or recording studio with up to 12 loudspeakers for multi‑channel monitoring.
L-ISA Studio seamlessly interfaces with many digital audio workstations, show control software, and game engines. It also offers compatibility with various 3D audio format outputs, including Dolby Atmos and multi-channel configurations.
Auditoria Director Scott Willsallen and his team are using L-ISA Studio to design the immersive sound experience for the Al Wasl Dome, an immersive space at the centre of Expo 2020, beginning in October 2021 in Dubai. “We all know how precious time is on a show and how little of that time is allocated to sound,” he explains. “L-ISA Studio provides a convenient platform for our content creators to audition their content and author object trajectories. L-ISA Studio provides a tool that allows us to explore the potential of immersive sound technology, without spending additional time on the show systems.”