Today’s consumers expect natural, even immersive sound from any recording – no matter if it is made with a professional or a consumer device. This means that even the built-in microphones of 360°-cameras and other mobile devices require high-end sound capture capabilities. That’s why Fraunhofer developed upHear Spatial Audio Microphone Processing (SAMP) with its spatial audio capturing algorithm. The software uses spatial sound processing to create high-resolution, immersive spatial sound that recreates the original experience.
This is achieved through three main features: directional sound sources such as speech sources, distinct instruments, and prominent sound events are localized with high precision. At the same time, ambient sounds like the background ambience of a stadium or the reverberation of a concert hall are recorded. Plus, the high quality of the sound processing means that there are no audible artifacts. Together, these features make for high-end sound even from very compact devices and microphone setups.