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360 Reality Audio™

Forget you’re wearing headphones.
It’s more than just listening: you’re inside the experience.

360 Reality Audio: WHAT IS IT?

360 Reality Audio (360RA™) is personalised sound for your ears only.

Sony Electronic Corporation's 360RA is a groundbreaking object-based audio technology that transports the listener right into the space where the audio was recorded.

With cooperation from Sony Electronics and Fraunhofer IIS (part of Europe’s largest applied research organisation), the new 360RA format is compliant with MPEG-H 3D Audio, an international open audio standard. 360RA is optimised for audio streaming and supports up to 64 speaker channels... all experienced inside your stereo headphones or sound system!

360 Reality Audio: HOW DOES IT WORK?

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Individual sound sources – such as vocals or instruments – are mapped with positional information and placed in a spherical omni-directional soundscape.

Multiple parameters are controlled – including elevation, distance and angles.

Fewer speakers – or simply a pair of headphones – can recreate this 360° soundscape, placing the listener in the exact location of the recording.

360 REALITY AUDIO: HOW DO I EXPERIENCE IT?

360 Reality Audio is future-proofed to be accessible via a wide range of next-generation connected devices and chipset providers. It will be available via Amazon Alexa, Google Chrome-cast built-in devices, and chipsets manufactured by Media Tek Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V., and Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.

360 REALITY AUDIO: ARTISTS LOVE IT

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Mark Ronson, Alicia Keys,
Tony Visconti, Dua Lipa,
Giles Peterson, Zara Larson,
Tom Odell... you name it.

360 Reality Audio is loved by artist and music producers worldwide.

The 360RA catalogue currently features over 1,000 songs from artists such as – Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Billy Joel, Billie Holiday, Herbie Hancock, Britney Spears, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, Mo, Santana, Lennon Stella.

The catalogue is rapidly expanding with major frontline and artist contributions from Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.

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