Ina Fried
Jun 11, 2022 - Technology

3. Spatial audio: The soundtrack of the metaverse

Illustration of an ear over a crashing wave
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Immersion in a digital world depends on sound as much as on vision. Developers are banking on spatial audio as the key to making that work.

  • It places audio in three dimensions, so when you turn your head, sounds change direction and volume just as they do in real life.
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