Fraunhofer Audio Blog – Behind the sound

Adaptive bit rate audio codec xHE-AAC now natively supported on Apple, Amazon and Android products

Consumer devices powered by the latest Android, Fire and Apple operating systems support the most efficient AAC codec with mandatory MPEG-D DRC loudness and dynamic range control metadata – delivering a seamless streaming experience on any device in any environment.

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360 Reality Audio Immersive Music Services and Devices Announced with MPEG-H

If you listen to your favorite song and suddenly get the feeling you’re hearing it for the first time, diving into the music and being surrounded by the musicians, it might be that you’re listening to 360 Reality Audio. This new immersive music format, based on MPEG-H Audio technology, brings artists and their fans closer together than ever before. Music has never been so real and so immersive. At the official launch event in New York on October 15, Sony introduced the new music...

Fraunhofer SPEAKER project rewarded at AI innovation competition held by German government

The SPEAKER project for the development of a voice assistant platform “made in Germany” won an award at the “Artificial intelligence as a driver for economically relevant ecosystems” innovation competition run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. This Fraunhofer project was one of 16 outstanding concepts that prevailed in a field of more than 130 submissions. The award...