THX Announces Spatial Audio Platform

THX has introduced the THX Spatial Audio Platform, an end-to-end universal positional audio solution built with the flexibility to support emerging immersive content formats (object-based and ambisonics) and open standards, as well as legacy content, across mobile, PC and consumer electronic devices.

THX said the Spatial Audio Platform comprises components for content creation and a set of features to optimize audio playback experiences over a range of consumer devices, all of which can be integrated into existing content creation and distribution workflows.

To ensure flexibility and accessibility, THX is making components that make up the THX Spatial Audio Platform available independently, or as an end-to-end audio solution.

Components of the THX Spatial Audio Platform and their capabilities include content creation plugins that produce immersive audio in ambisonics and object-based formats and integrate into industry standard audio design tools, removing the need to learn new tools and new proprietary audio formats. Also, support for the encoding, decoding and transport of audio technology for next generation television broadcasts and streaming video.

The rendering engine spatializes ambisonic, object-based as well as legacy channel content through headphones and speakers across all consumer devices. It measures and calibrates the audio playback to deliver the highest quality audio experience over both headphones and speakers.

It also delivers personalized audio profiles using Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTF) that are optimized for a listener's unique hearing physics.

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