The AAX DSP Panorama 5 3-D Effect Processor Plug-In from Wave Arts is a specialized tool for creating realistic 3-D audio scenes using regular stereo sound. The DSP technology in this plug-in reproduces psychoacoustic sound localization and distance cues, allowing you to pan sounds three dimensionally, not just left and right, but up, down, front, back, near, and far. It combines HRTF (Head-Related Transfer Functions)-based audio panning with acoustic environment modeling, including wall reflections, reverberation, distance modeling, and the Doppler pitch effect.
The plug-in also includes a crosstalk canceller to format the output for playback over conventional stereo loudspeakers. In this mode, this plug-in can make sounds appear to come from outside the normal stereo soundstage. It is suitable for podcasts or music that is specifically intended for mobile devices, as well as other sound design applications.