Here is a short update on the status of our technology. We’ve recently received a fair number of e-mails from people who want to measure their own HRTF using our technology. Which is great, obviously, because that means that spatial audio is finally getting traction, but unfortunately, we had to disappoint them.
The reason is that we have moved away from the different DIY setups described below, since the measurement process turned out to be too complicated for people to carry out themselves, in an unsupervised manner. Therefore, we have opted for another setup in which your laptop collects all the data. The screen on your lap should allow us to guide you through the measurement and make the overall process smoother.
In addition to this, we are also working on software so that you can use the purchased hardware—head tracker and sound card—in other applications. You’ll be able to mix multi-channel spatial audio in a head-tracked virtual recording studio in Reaper, using your own personal HRTF (thanks to the fantastic VST-plugins provided here https://leomccormack.github.io/sparta-site/). How cool is that!
So for now, we ask for your patience. If you want to be notified when the new website is online, you can subscribe to our mailing list (send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) or check this website once in a while.
The Earfish team.