FACEBOOK GETS TWO BIG EARS — AudioTechnology
Two Big Ears is a company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that’s been working hard to forge ahead in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality audio, developing and providing efficient, easy to use tools for 360 video sound designers. The team also offers bespoke solutions for those requiring spatial audio technology or dedicated support for their projects.
The next step in TBE’s journey sees it join with Facebook to scale its technology more quickly.
Two Big Ears’ pipeline for cinematic VR and 360 video, including the authoring tools, encoder and rendering engine are available for free, under Facebook’s name tag. In addition, the team will be working with Oculus developers to take VR audio to new heights.
If you’re a Mac user, you can download Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation for free — head over to https://facebook360.fb.com/spatial-workstation/. It’s a software suite for designing spatial audio for 360 video and cinematic VR that comes with plug-ins for popular DAWs, a time-sync’d 360 video player, and other utilities.