dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT Tutorials

This is a collection of quick tutorials for the essential interactions of dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT

Use them to become a VR mixing engineer in no time!

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1. Controller tool menu

it’s important to have the right tool for the right mixing situation.
Provide yourself with those using the tool menu.
You can specify different tools for each controller.

2. Position

Directly move your sound sources all around you in 3D-space.
The processing of dearVR PRO will ensure high-fidelity localisation in real-time.

3. Distance

Push your sound sources away or pull them right in front of you.
The speed of the distance modulation is determined by the position of your thumb on the touch-pad

4. Leveling

Bump up the volume or quiet things down using the level tool.
Move your whole arm up and down while selecting the source so you can enjoy high-resolution adjustments.
The level-changes will be reflected in the volume fader of your DAW session.
You can also adjust the level using the metering-bridge (see point 13)

5. Solo/Mute

single out or mute your audio sources to keep track of the most important material in your current time section.
The changes will be directly reflected in the solo/mute states of your DAW.
You can also activate solo/mute from the source list and solo with the solo-grip (see point 6)

6. Temp solo

quickly isolate an audio source.
You can activate the temp solo while leveling/positioning simultaneously!

7. Change automation mode

Choose between different automation modes and prepare your audio source for automation.
You can choose between the common DAW modes “latch, touch or write”
All automation mode changes will be reflected in realtime in your DAW.

8. Write automation

you want to get things moving? Why not record some automation to model changes over time.
Your automation will be written to your DAW in real-time for every source with an activated automation mode other than “trim”.
The activated automation mode is displayed above the audio source.
Parameters supported by automation:

  • position
  • room presets

9. Loop

nail each scene of your session by iterating over it again and again.
You can punch in your loop section directly from VR.
you can also drag your existing loop markers to a new position.

10. Marker

Organise your session with markers!
You can either prepare them in your DAW or create and modify them directly in VR.
Please be aware that dragging an existing marker to a new position only works while the session is paused/stopped.

11. Module repositioning

Spatial Connect can adapt to every situation.
move your modules exactly where you want them to be to optimise your mixing experience.
The positioning is always relative to the center position

12. Source list

Keep track of your whole session with one glance and access the parameterised overview of the active audio tracks here. You can activate solo/mute from here and toggle the visibility of your sources, so you can tidy up your scene for each section of your session.
visibility will affect the sources in the main space and the minimap
The left-hand side shows DAW-specific parameters while the right-hand side shows dearVR PRO related data.

13. Metering bridge

Do you love traditional mixing consoles? Try out the VR version and directly monitor and level your audio sources from here.
You can also deactivate the clipping indicator by triggering on the respective metering segment.
Leveling can also be done using controller leveling

14. Minimap positioning

Do you manage a lot of sources at once?
Keep your overview with the minimap which provides a miniature view of your whole scene.
You can also position your sources directly from here

15. Minimap view

Adapt the minimap to your momentary use-case by rescaling it.
You can also display the video in here.

16. Refresh From DAW

Did something get lost along the way?
Refresh the synchronisation of your DAW and Spatial Connect with this feature.
This is necessary when:

  • creating/adjusting markers in Reaper
  • creating/adjusting loop markers in Reaper

17. Non-dearVR sources

Incorporate traditional audio tracks in your session by activating the “non-dearVR” sources.
You can control them like any other source in Spatial Connect, except for the dearVR PRO parameters like 3D position, room preset or reflection/reverb gain.
The position of a non-dearVR source will be reflected as regular stereo panning in the DAW.
Tip: You can also use a non-dearVR source for an Ambisonics track with an Ambix-Plugin for head-tracking. (make sure that head-tracking is activated in that case)

18. Head-tracking

Ramp up to full immersion with head-tracking.
dearVR compensates your head-movement so that the 3D Audio scene will always stay locked where it is when you move your head.
You can also use Mattias Kronlachners Ambix Plugin to head-track your Ambisonics signals

For more information and the extensive Spatial Connect manual, please visit our support-site