What Does AirPods Pro Spatial Audio Mean for Augmented Reality?

· Andrew Orr · Link

Em Lazer-Walker digs into the AirPods Pro spatial audio feature announced at WWDC 2020. What does it mean for AR?

As Apple improves their indoor location technology, [spatial audio] could also easily become a big part of making indoor wayfinding viable before they ship AR glasses, since the ARKit model of “hold your phone out in front of you while you walk through a space” is both socially and physically awkward.

I can’t wait for spatial audio to arrive. I use an app I’ve mentioned before that uses 3D audio, and I wonder if Naturespace will make use of this technology.

Logic Pro X Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-14

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss updates to Logic Pro X and what those improvements mean to musicians.

Audiobooks on Macs – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-07

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to walk through how to listen to your audiobooks on a Mac, both from Audible and from Apple Books.

AirPods Pro: What I Like About You!

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac explains why he loves his new AirPods Pro for their passive and active noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, and comfortable silicone ear tips, all in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #361.

Nahimic Brings Enhanced 3D Audio To Your Mac’s Movies and Music

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

Nahimic, long-time makers of enhanced audio for video games, on Sunday launched Nahimic for Mac. Built to enhance music and movies, Nahimic brings real-time processing of your Mac’s audio from any app. They demoed it with movies and music and the results were impressive. Their 3D Sound truly made a noticeable difference out of MacBook Pro speakers at CES Unveiled, a very noisy environment. Tests on our own back at the hotel confirmed what we heard earlier: this sounds fantastic, there’s no noticeable latency, and the app performs well. A free trial is available and one-year subscription will set you back just US$35.

Nahimic Brings Enhanced 3D Audio To Your Mac’s Movies and Music

Belkin Intros 3.5 mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector for iPhone

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Belkin has a new Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack cable that lets you connect your iPhone to a sound system, car stereo, or other speakers without needing an adapter. The 3.5 mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector is MFi certified and is available at Belkin’s website now and other stores soon. The cable costs US$29.99 for the 4-foot version, and $34.99 for the 6-foot version.

Belkin Intros 3.5 mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector for iPhone

Yanny or Laurel? How About Either with this Online Tool

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Not to be left out of the mem fun, the New York Times made a tool that lets you hear Yanny or Laurel. Just slide to the right to hear “Yanny,” and to the left for “Laurel.” It’s interesting to hear how the sound changes as you cut out the higher or lower frequencies. The “Yanny” in the NYT tool sounds more like “Hugh-We” to me. Regardless, it sounds less and less like “Laurel” as you slide farther to the right.

Yanny or Laurel? How About Either with this Online Tool

Yanny or Laurel Explained

· Jeff Gamet · News

Yanny or Laurel meme

Are you hearing Yanny or Laurel in the recording that’s zipping around the internet? The short answer is “Yes.” The longer answer involves a little audio knowledge.

HomePod Audio Quality and Siri - TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-06

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the early HomePod reviews ahead of this Friday’s release, plus they talk about audio quality and Siri’s limitations.