Popular voice chat app Clubhouse recently announced that it now supports Spatial Audio in iOS. The immersive surround sound feature not only makes conversations feel more lifelike, but it makes it easy to identify who is speaking on a call.
Clubhouse for iOS gains Spatial Audio
“It’s like surround sound, but with your own headphones. A more vibrant, human experience! Plus makes it much easier to tell who’s talking,” announced Clubhouse in a tweet. Here’s how Apple describes Spatial Audio:
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings the movie theater experience right to your AirPods Pro. By applying directional audio filters and subtly adjusting the frequencies each ear receives, spatial audio can place sounds virtually anywhere in space, creating an immersive surround sound experience. Using the gyroscope and accelerometer in your AirPods Pro and your iPhone, spatial audio tracks the motion of your head as well as your device, compares the motion data, and then remaps the sound field so that it stays anchored to your device even as your head moves.
Clubhouse says that with Spatial Audio, users will the speakers in a room around them in 3D which “makes the experience more lifelike and human.” In addition, these spatial cues will make it easier for your brain to ” track who is talking, making listening more enjoyable.”
To enable Spatial Audio on Clubhouse, make sure you are running the latest version of the app. Then, launch the app, go to Settings and check to see if there’s a toggle present for Spatial Audio. Android users will have to wait a little while to enjoy the new feature but Clubhouse has said the platform will get its own Spatial Audio “soon.”