The Spatial Sound Card (SSC) software is a binaural, virtual loudspeaker system for regular headphone applications. It provides virtual stereo or surround sound for any computer using regular headphones. It's highly recommended not only for gamers but also for movie enthusiasts, music lovers and 360/VR.
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Mostly Positive (177) - 72% of the 177 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 13, 2016

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2.5 Update

As promised too long, sorry about that, we finally did the update now.

New Features:
- Channel and master level display
- Opacity adjustable
- MacOS 10.15 support
- Multi-languages GUI
- New headphone presets
- 7.1 routing and save/recall function
...and a lot of bugfixes.

If you like, give us a response whether you like the new version and what should be the next new features.

About This Software

The Spatial Sound Card (SSC) software is a so-called binaural audio application for headphones by New Audio Technology. Applications are audio and video production, playing games, watching film, listening music and VR/360.

Binaural audio simulates on regular stereo headphones the psychoacoustical phenomenons our brain uses in reality, to localize audio sources around us and detect the size and kind of the room environment where we're in. These psychoacoustical phenomenons called HRTF = head-related transfer functions.

Using these HRTFs, the SSC provides stereo and surround sound on virtual loudspeaker systems for any computer using regular headphones, also giving the choice between surround sound 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1.

Adapted from the professional production line, it is a software-based, virtual sound card, highly recommended not only for gamers but also for movie enthusiasts, music lovers and for 360 / VR applications.

Differently to other applications, the SSC doesn't do so-called up-mixing or fake-surround processing what means to playback a stereo source on 5.1 or 7.1 anyway. It provides straight away a natural and emotional listening experience of stereo and surround sound with a very precise positional audio reproduction. Just set the SSC e.g. to 5.1 and hear your sources via the related loudspeaker configuration like stereo and 5.1.

If the SSC is running, it works as the standard audio device of your computer between all audio playback applications and your audio hardware. The loudspeaker virtualizations are taken from high-end music studios and film mixing stages. The technology of the SSC has been used on Blu-ray releases of well-known Hollywood blockbusters for more than 15 years.

To customize the virtualizations to your preferences, the SSC provides a lot of adjustable parameters like the room reflections of the virtual sound studios and the frequency response curve of the headphones you use. Profiles for some well-known headphone models are included*.

The SSC works with all applications that support stereo and surround audio output. These include games and media players like iTunes, Netflix and VLC as well as the main output of your operating system.

Keep in mind, that Windows sometimes struggle while dealing with new standard audio devices. This is mostly just a setting issue. The user manual offers a lot of workarounds which finally will let your SSC run pretty well.


*Headphone models: AKG K 313 earbuds, AKG K 701, Beyerdynamic DT 770 M, Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro, Dr. Dre Beats Pro, iPhone earbuds, Koss Porta Pro, Sennheiser HD 555, Sennheiser HD 600, HD 800, Sony MRD-F1, Denon, Neumann Dali etc..

The current version runs just if steam is running in the background. We still work on a solution to prevent this in further upgrades.

BTW…If you like the application we like to ask you for a quick good vote because satisfied users are happy and forget often to vote;) This will help newly interested visitors to trust the application generally.

If you don’t like it or run into trouble with installation or improper working, please contact the support and give us a chance to help you. The SSC is a new audio driver, what is especially on Windows generally a tricky task. But we offer many workarounds and can fix issues very often.

Thanks in advance,
Your New Audio Technology Team

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon or newer
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Standard
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
    • Additional Notes: None
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon or newer
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Standard
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
    • Additional Notes: None
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9-15
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Standard
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
    • Additional Notes: None
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9-15
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Standard
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
    • Additional Notes: None

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