AMBEO Spatial Audio

AMBEO Spatial Audio

Overview

Drawing on Sennheiser’s decades of research and innovation, AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio provides an immersive experience far beyond what standard two-channel systems normally deliver. Compatible with any stereo system, it unleashes immersive audio for a larger audience than ever previously possible. Now available for live and post-production workflows.

Immersive audio for all

More and more content is being produced in immersive formats like Dolby Atmos® or MPEG-H Audio or standard surround formats, while the majority of users still only experience stereo. AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio translates an original immersive or surround mix into two channels of audio that deliver a spatial experience far beyond stereo. It transforms any stereo speakers or headphones into an enhanced spatial experience, no end-user upgrades required.

No additional mix

No additional mix

AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio is not another mix. Instead, it is created from open, industry-standard deliverables. The renderer easily fits into standard post-production and live production pipelines. It outputs standard two-channel audio that can be delivered as a drop-in replacement for stereo. The render supports standard ADM, IAB, or discrete multichannel files used in post-production workflows supports multichannel input over AES67 in live workflows.

Mixers in control

Mixers in control

While AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio is not a separate mix, creators still have granular control over spatialization. Mixers can define the amount of AMBEO processing for each stem or channel separately. Re-recording mixers can dial-in the desired amount of processing, from standard stereo mixdown up to full AMBEO effect and anywhere in-between. Dialog can be left untouched, while maximum spatialization can be applied to ambience and sound effects.

Now streaming on Netflix

AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio powers Netflix spatial audio. Netflix members who normally receive stereo will automatically have an improved audio experience on supported titles. For Netflix members on a Premium plan, AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio now replaces stereo on more than 700 Netflix shows and movies, such as ‘Stranger Things’. Search for “spatial audio” in the Netflix app and experience cinematic sound on stereo speakers or headphones!

“We feel AMBEO Spatial Audio offers a meaningful improvement for Netflix members. Re-recording mixers often tell me that it better translates their detailed immersive mix work to stereo. Crucially, this process preserves the original sound mix and respects creative intent with a remarkably clean sound.”

Scott Kramer, Manager for Sound Technology at Netflix