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3D audio

A variety of techniques that simulate surround sound from a single pair of stereo speakers (left and right channels). Also called "virtual surround sound" and employed in sound cards to enhance gaming, 3D audio uses signal processing techniques that simulate sounds coming from all directions. See OpenAL, Dolby Digital and Auro-3D.
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Spatializer Audio Laboratories' 3-D audio positioning technology is compatible with the 3-D Audio API (Application Programming Interface) proposed by Microsoft Corporation in its DirectSound(TM) specifications and is expected to be available later this spring.
For the gamer audience, the DynaSonix 3-D audio card, in a seven-inch ISA bus card-format, is an economical solution to enhance the PC's audio performance without the need for four speakers to achieve 3-D surround-sound capabilities.
introduced the Spatializer(R) Retro(TM) 3-D Audio Processor, a single rack space unit that "retrofits" existing mixing consoles, adding state-of-the-art 3-D audio positioning technology.
Everybody likes to tout that they've got 3-D audio added to their sound card," Strauss said.
Xbox features will include a 733Mhz CPU, a custom-designed graphics processing unit capable of processing more than 1 trillion operations per second, an 8GB hard disk, 64 MB of total memory, a 3-D audio processor with 256 audio channels and 64 3-D audio channels, and broadband connectivity for online game play.
patented 3-D audio processing technology was successfully used in the
Xbox features will include a 733Mhz CPU, a custom-designed graphics processing unit capable of processing more than 1 trillion operations per second, an 8GB hard disk, 64 Megabytes of total memory, a 3-D audio processor with 256 audio channels and 64 3-D audio channels, and broadband connectivity for online game play.
The company's Monsoon(R) Multimedia speakers, list priced at $229, deliver crisp, high-fidelity sound to PC users while making the most of 3-D audio effects enabled by today's desktop multimedia systems.
It is a single chip Plug-and-Play ISA audio processor that provides integrated 3-D audio that maintains compatibility with the current installed base of legacy applications.
After realizing great success in licensing its 3-D audio technology the company has recently introduced its first product for consumers, the Spatializer HTMS-2510(TM) 3-D Stereo Surround Sound System.