I’ve been (moderately) impressed with Ircam’s HEar v3…and really like that it supports 7.1…but I haven’t really tried others. I’d be interested in trying out other plug-ins to see if they produce better results. Anyone hear toyed around with other binaural encoding plug-ins? Any you really like? Have you compared multiple?
Thanks in advance!
So I tried out Waves’ NX Virtual Mix Room plug-in, and I think it does a better job of creating a believable sound stage than HEar does. I found that HEar isn’t so great at putting a sound in front of you (just inside your head), but does OK with creating the sensation that something is behind you. The early reflections/room ambience in the Waves plug-in really makes a big difference though. I can push things in front of me, and I think it does a better job with the behind the head sensation.
Still interested to hear if people have experience with other encoders that they can share.