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Overview

Most people probably listen to your mixes on earbuds and headphones. It’s the perfect setup for blowing their minds with music in 3D—if only a plugin could do that.

Well, prepare to enter the third dimension! dearVR music breaks the shackles of stereo and planar surround sound to turn your DAW into a 3D virtual reality powerhouse. No advanced engineering chops are needed. Load dearVR music onto a track in your mix and choose one of 18 pristine virtual acoustic presets. Then simply drag your mouse around in the plugin’s intuitive interface to position the track virtually behind or in front of the listener, above or below their head, to the left or right, closer or farther away—at any angle and distance in a 3D soundstage—for mind-blowing playback using conventional stereo headphones.

With dearVR music, you create a virtual, three-dimensional world in which your singers and musicians sit—or roam around in real time. Move each track inside any of 18 virtual acoustic environments—including a concert hall, church, stage, drum room and more. Your DAW’s automation records your moves in real time. Each environment is instantly and independently recallable per plugin instance, letting you place each track in a different space. You can even change the shape and dimensions of each virtual space using controls that adjust its size, damping, and balance of early reflections and diffuse reverb.

dearVR music also outputs the highest quality 3D audio in 4-channel Ambisonics format, used in soundtracks for 360-degree YouTube videos. Watch your trendsetting 3D mixes go viral on social media, as you literally run circles around your competition. Don’t need it to be 3D? dearVR music’s beautiful virtual environments can also be used like conventional reverbs in stereo format, doubling their usefulness for music production. And mouse-dragging your track inside those beautiful spaces using the plugin’s graphical XYZ pad is way faster, easier and simpler than setting up an aux, effects send, pan controls and wet/dry balance for a reverb plugin in your DAW.

Need more options and power? For pros working in virtual reality or augmented reality, Dear Reality’s state-of-the-art dearVR pro plugin offers an extended control set, nearly four dozen virtual acoustic environments, virtual reflections that respond in real time to changing positioning, and many more output formats to choose from.

dearVR music is your streamlined entryway into immersive media audio production. Get out of your head.

Features

  • Mix any standard multitrack session as an immersive 3D soundscape with binaural output for headphones
  • Position and move tracks in real time with 360º freedom in a virtual 3D environment using a graphical XYZ pad or separate sliders for adjusting the track’s azimuth, elevation and distance to the listener
  • Includes 18 virtual acoustic environments, each independently recallable per plugin instance
  • Controls for virtual environments adjust their size, damping and balance of early reflections and diffuse reverb
  • Supports 2-channel binaural (for headphones), 4-channel Ambisonics (for YouTube) and stereo playback formats

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Simon Franglen
    Simon Franglen

    I can count on one hand the number of VR and Ambisonic plugins that I actually want to use, and that list got smaller because dearVR just replaced three of them. It’s completely brilliant,… Read More

  • Marc Daniel Nelson
    Marc Daniel Nelson

    With VR really taking off, it's nice to see companies stepping it up with their plugins. dearVR is becoming a favorite. Always innovative, and best part, their plugins are incredibly easy to… Read More

  • Trehy Harris
    Trehy Harris

    dearVR is a great plugin that allows you to use 3D spatial processing for vocals or instruments. With automatable parameters, the creative effects are endless.

  • Lee Slater
    Lee Slater

    Gorgeous reverbs! Lexicon move over, more realistic spaces, detailed reverb tails and completely tweakable!

  • Stonebridge
    Stonebridge

    Have not heard a verb as transparent since the Lexicon. This is insanely good and especially when creating cool rooms for drums and percussion. Love that you can separate verb and reflection, did… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Dear Reality DearVR
    by Greg Nouveau
    This technology is a game-changer, and should be widespread within a couple of years!
    As it is commonplace to listen to music on mobile devices these days, using headphones and earbuds, etc,… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    dear-VR
    by Terry
    I'm really excited about using this plugin on my Jimi Hendrix type leads.
    In Voodoo Child the lead swirls way back for the high part and then slowly comes to the front for the rhythm part.
  • ★★★★☆
    great
    by dilla oniel
    i love this plugins it take my mixing to a different dimension but only one problem i find. it make the sound smaller than what it was i think it should have two pan knob for stereo sound so you can… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you. Have you tried the Bass Boost knob? This will give you "bigger sounds". Also, make sure to not move the signals too far away from your listening position if you want to have more direct… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Great concept
    by Rick Veneer
    The Pro version of this plugin caters for the VR side of the industry, whereas this version is designed for the rest of us. This plugin opens up all kinds of new possibilities for placing sounds in a… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Push back!
    by Michael
    I'm finding a real use with this being able to move dry virtual instrument elements that are too stark and close to you.
    If you want to sit a synth part back from the vocal in a different way… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.