Research & Development

Abstract

This paper presents an application that demonstrates object-based 3D audio rendering in the web browser using the Web Audio API. The application loads audio files containing object-based meta-data and provides head-tracked dynamic binaural rendering of the content to create an immersive 3D audio experience for headphone listeners. The user can interact with the rendering by muting individual audio objects and switching between the binaural rendering mode and conventional stereo rendering. This application demonstrates the future of broadcast sound experiences over the web, where immersive content is rendered on the client and can be adapted to listener context, as page layout is adapted to device context today with responsive design.

This paper was first presented at the 1st Web Audio Conference in Paris, France. The paper and a video of the conference presentation are available at https://webaudioconf.com/posts/2015_24/.

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