This post was originally published at ask.audio
20th December, 2015–Sound Particles, a new groundbreaking software for immersive sound design was just released. This CGI-like software uses particle systems to create up to millions of sound sources over a 3D space. Although particle systems are widely known for their use on computer graphics and visual effects (VFX), their use in audio is almost inexistent.
Nuno Fonseca, the creator of the software, gives an example of application “To create the sound a battlefield, a user can pick up 100 war-related sounds from a sound library, and based on those files, create 20.000 particles (sound sources), spread over a square mile, capturing the overall sound using a 5.1 or a 9.1 virtual microphone”.
Author : Rounik Sethi