SENNHEISER AMBEO DEVELOPERS PROGRAM
At South by Southwest (SXSW), currently being held in Austin, Texas, from March 9 to 18, Sennheiser is announcing the AMBEO Augmented Audio Developers Program. Successful applicants get early and free access to cutting-edge hardware and software production tools to create augmented reality audio apps.
“Augmented audio creates fantastically rich audio experiences, enhancing the sonic landscape with additional content for gaming, entertainment, productivity and beyond,” said Sofia Brazzola, Sennheiser, who manages the developers program. “The program is aimed at sound designers and game developers who are eager to create augmented audio apps and creatively explore audio interactivity.”
Applications for the program will be accepted from March 9 to March 31, 2018. If you’re a developer interested in learning more and registering, visit www.sennheiser.com/ambeo-augmented audio. The AMBEO team will consider all applications and select a total of twenty participants to join the program. The top three applicants will also win an additional grant to support their app development cost.
All the creators selected will receive a free toolkit, comprising the hardware and software needed to develop augmented audio apps for iOS devices. On the hardware side, the kit includes the Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET for recording immersive binaural audio, sealing in-ear tips, and a headtracker. Software includes the AMBEO 3D binaural audio software library, the application programming interface for the AMBEO SMART HEADSET, and a fully functional demo project using Apple ARKit as an example.
Sennheiser has also invested in Dear Reality and Sonic Emotion. Both of these companies have developed unique expertise and tools for the creation and rendering of immersive audio in object-based and scene-based formats.