WHAT IS IMMERSIVE AUDIO?

Immersive audio is the groundbreaking, three-dimensional approach to audio storytelling that is taking sound to new heights. While traditional “surround sound” exists in a horizontal plane around the listener, immersive audio refers to an expanded sonic field that quite literally immerses the listener in a multi-dimensional soundscape. Using the latest, cutting-edge spatial audio technology, the entertainment world has already been delving into this progressive experience – think commercial cinemas, home theater systems, and virtual reality gaming – though it is still relatively new and rare for artists in the music industry.

Musicians that are passionate about evolving technologies are beginning to explore immersive audio to help bring better, advanced listening experiences to their fans. The Grammy Awards as of 2019 has renamed their Best Surround Sound Album category to Best Immersive Audio Album in order to recognize this evolution in technology and its growing potential for the art world.

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EDITORIAL

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