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|What client-server connections does AuSIM3D® support?||
Initially, AuSIM3D® supported a standard serial (RS-232)
cable connection to match the ATRON protocol developed for Crystal River Engineering servers.
Today, AuSIM supports USB, Windows-RPC over TCP/IP, and cross-platform TCP/IP.
AuSIM's proprietary USB connection
yields a big increase in parameter control bandwidth and ease of use.
upcoming developments will focus on the transfer of audio from clients or
other peripheral devices to servers, and will implement FireWire and Network
(VOIP) based implementations.
|Why can't I install AuSIM3Dtm as software on my computer?||At this time, AuSIM3D® is hardware/software audio processing
technology, and not available for installation on generic PCs. This is
due to very specific hardware and software requirements, components and
configurations that are currently required.
|When AuSIM says the system supports “n” inputs, do you mean "sound sources","analog inputs", or "digital inputs"?||“Sound sources” must be differentiated from “Inputs”.
|When the data sheets talk about multiple outputs, what do you mean?||Three output configurations are possible:
|Are headphones required to experience AuSIM’s 3D audio?||Yes, at this time, and for the near future, headphones are required. Our system
prepares an audio signal for each ear, and assumes each ear is in a fixed position
with respect to the speaker. We have plans to develop a tracking system that will
keep track of where each ear is with respect to each loudspeaker, but that will be
at least a year or two away. Also, our first headphone-free system may be for
automobiles, where head position with respect to loudspeakers is relatively fixed.
|Can I use different headphones?||You can use any stereo headphones but the quality of the headphones directly affects
the quality of the 3D sound you hear. Better headphones have better frequency
responses that more effectively deliver the high frequencies that contain many of
the perceptual spatial cues inherent to 3D sound. Additionally, ear buds and
closed/open circumaural headphones all allow a different level of outside
sound/noise into the ears.
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|What are closed headphones?||Closed headphones are typically also circumaural and have some kind of hard shell or
outer cover that aids in blocking typical ambient room noise out of the ears. You
can think of these as a combination of normal headphones and a lighter version of
the typical earmuffs that the guy shooting a gun should be wearing.
|What are circumaural headphones?||Circumaural simply means that it completely encloses your ear (lobe, pinnae, all).
|Can I use AuSIM3D® with MIDI?||Digital MIDI interface boxes enable users to pipe MIDI sounds directly into the
AuSIM3D® audio server. AuSIM has completed alpha development of
a system that records a sequence similar MIDI for the play back of live sound
movement processing – allowing real-time overwrite/manipulation and other
pro-audio recording studio type functionality.
|Are AuSIM's products compatible with other audio systems?||AuSIM's products work with live analog audio signals, .wav files, and selected
headphones and head trackers. As this list is constantly being updated, please
check with our
for the latest list.
Our API also
maintains compatibility with the Crystal River Engineering (CRE)
Acoustetrontm product line.
|What is the range of a tracker?||Depending on what tracker you buy, their ranges can vary from inches to miles, or
in some cases it isn’t an issue.
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