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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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RealSpace(TM) 3D Audio enables the virtual placement of sound anywhere in a 3D space with pinpoint accuracy, creating the perception of real source direction, distance, depth, and movement relative to a listener when heard through standard stereo headphones.
The Sharp 903 is also the first 3D Audio capable phone to incorporate Vodafone's VFX technology which, in addition to other multimedia capabilities, gives games and other applications real-time control of multiple sound channels, positioned and moving dynamically around the user, through use of Sonaptic's innovative 3D Audio Engine.
Sonaptic's 3D Audio Engine fully supports the 3D audio and The Sonaptic 3D Audio Engine is currently licensed and shipping in mobile phones from NEC (Tokyo), Fujitsu (Tokyo) and Mitsubishi (Tokyo).
ARM and Superscape's Swerve 3D rendering engine, Opera's browser and QSound Labs' 3D audio and ringtone solutions are also included.
QUALCOMM's MSM chipsets provide a powerful platform which will allow QSound to leverage its cutting-edge technologies and proven expertise in rich, 3D audio solutions.
AM3D's 3D audio products provide outstanding audio quality, 3D and special effects for mobile phones and portable music players," stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica's director of mobile multimedia products.
DEMO@15 Event, Sonaptic Limited (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK) the acknowledged leader in advanced audio technologies for the mobile device market, today announced the company's new 3D Audio Engine for mobile devices.
GenAudio Founder and CEO Jerry Mahabub will address entertainment production professionals about new developments in 3D audio, and specifically how the company's professional audio tools including AstoundSound and AstoundSurround can increase audience engagement and excitement for both 2D and 3D movies.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonaptic Limited, the leading developer of Hi-Fi 3D audio technologies for handheld devices, today announced that Sharp(R) has started shipping its latest model mobile phone for Vodafone(R) in Europe, incorporating a range of state-of-the-art features including the latest-generation of Sonaptic's 3D Audio Engine.
Our customers have expressed strong interest in QSound's outstanding audio technology for MIDI synthesis, 3D audio, equalization, and bass and treble effects to enable features such as gaming, audio playback and polyphonic ring tones," said Steve Roddy, Vice President of Marketing, Tensilica.
HIGH WYCOMBE, England, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonaptic Limited, the leading developer of advanced 3D audio technologies for handheld devices, today announced completion of its JSR-234 Audio Engine and its involvement and support for developing this new standard for multimedia and 3D audio on mobile phones and convergence handsets using Java(TM).