Spatial Audio

In general, the term “spatial audio” describes the process of recreating the impression of a real or imagined sound environment, including perceived spatial information such as the location of objects and the spatial qualities of room acoustics.

Often, the term also describes what is not mono, or monaural (i.e., emanating from one channel). Stereo audio (i.e., audio that is recorded and mixed in separate left and right channels) can be considered the most basic form of spatial audio. Other forms of audio that could also be considered “spatial” in nature include surround sound.