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Virtual Audio Links

June 1999

Books Online Papers Research Commercial


“3-D Sound for Virtual Reality and Multimedia”, Durand R. Begault, 1994 hardcover ISBN: 0120847353)
“3-D Audio Using Loudspeakers”, William G. Gardner, 1998, ISBN: 0792381564
“An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing”, Brian C. J. Moore, 4th Ed 1997, ISBN 0125056273
“Spatial Hearing : The Psychophysics of Human Sound Localization”, Jens Blauert, John S. Allen (Translator) 1997, ISBN: 0262024136

Online Papers

Jarrel Pair, Georgia Tech GVU, “Virtual Environment Sound Design Primer“,
Richard Duda, “3-D Audio for HCI”, 1996,
William G. Gardner, Wave Arts Inc. , “3D Audio and Acoustic Environment Modeling”,
Aureal Inc. “A3D Technology Pages”
Creative Labs “Environmental Audio Resources”

Research Links

Richard Duda, San Jose State U., “Research Pages”:
US Naval Postgraduate School, “Spatial Sound Links” :
David Wareing's Audio and Three Dimensional Sound Links:

Commercial APIs and Systems

Aureal Semiconductor
4245 Technology Drive
Fremont, CA 94538 USA
Tel: (510) 252-4245
Fax: (510) 252-4400
Vortex Chips accelerate HRTFs used on several consumer boards such as Diamond Monster Sound, Turtle Beach Systems, Xitel, Orchid, I/O Magic, etc.
Creative Technology, Ltd.
Creative Technology Ltd
31 International Business Park, Creative Resource,
Singapore 609921, Republic of Singapore
Creative Labs, Inc.
1901 McCarthy Boulevard,
Milpitas, CA 95035, USA
Soundblaster Live audio boards based on EMU10K1 effects processor chip.
EAX™ environmental audio sdk
Discreet Sim
10 rue Duke,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 2L7
Tel: 514.393.1616
Fax: 514.393.0110
FLAME - SGI Graphics and Audio tool
E-MU Systems, Inc.
1600 Green Hills Road
P.O. Box 660015
Scotts Valley, CA 95067-0015 USA
Tel: (831) 438-1921
Fax: (831) 438-8612
Designs, manufactures and markets professional digital audio equipment based on DSPs and proprietary chips. Wholly owned subsidary of Creative Technologies
Human Machine Interfaces, Inc.
4656 Scottdale St., Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97404 USA
tel: 541.687.6509 fax: 541.689.9048
WaveSurround plugin for the Winamp MP3 player, InMotion 3D Audio Producer, Infinite Audio SDK, Sound Operating System API.
Ircam (Institute Of Research And Coordination In Acoustics / Music)
1, place Igor-Stravinsky
F-75004 Paris
Le Spatialisateur (Spat®) for SGI Unix systems.
Lake DSP Australia
G.P.O. Box 736
Broadway Post Office
NSW 2007 Australia.
Suite 502, Level 5,
51-55 Mountain Street
Sydney, NSW, 2007 Australia.
Phone: +61 2 9211-3911
Fax : +61 2 9211-0790
High end audio DSP boards and systems for audio researc, etc. Huron Workstation, CP4 Digital Audio Convolution Processor, other peripherals and software.
DirectSound 3D API
Part of DirectX
GVU Demo code for DS3D:
documentaion can be found at:
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
335 Parkplace Center Ste G109
Kirkland, WA 98033 USA
Tel: 425-893-4300
Fax: 425-893-9111
Miles Sound System – higher level audio API for efx, mp3, etc. Supports A3D, DirectSound, Dolby Surround EAX, Qsound, RSX. Bought RSX audio tech from Intel.
QSound Labs, Inc.
Suite 400, 3115-12 Street North East
Calgary, AB. Canada T2E 7J2
Tel: 403.291.2492
Fax: 403.250.1521
QMDX™ - Free DirectX/Windows® Audio Software Development Kit provides interactive and preprocessed 3D Audio.
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Java3D and Java Media APIs
VSI Visual Synthesis Incorporated
4126 Addison Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: 703.352.0258
FAX: 703.352.2726
Audio Image product family: SoundCube, Audio Architect, Sonic Architect Software Toolkits for Unix and PC systems. KIM High Speed VME interface for MIDI Applications.
Wave Arts, Inc.
99 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 7
Arlington, MA 02474 USA
Tel: 781-646-3794
Fax: 781-646-7190
Bill Gardner’s company – excellent 3D audio background. Several products in cooperation with Human Machine Interfaces Inc.