GRIS

Groupe de recherche en immersion spatiale

We design software for sound spatialization

SpatGRIS is designed for multichannel spatilialization in 2D. ServerGRIS is designed for multichannel spatilialization in 3D.

SpatGRIS 2D plugin

The SpatGRIS is a plugin (Mac AU/VST and VST Windows format) designed to compose multichannel space. It allows the user to spatialize the sound in 2D (up to 16 speakers) or in 3D (up to 128 speakers) under a dome of speakers (with the ServerGRIS, available also on SourceForge). It includes two audio modes, — Free Volume and PanSpan — and one  OSC mode. SpatGRIS is a fusion of two former plugins by the GRIS: OctoGRIS and ZirkOSC with a lot of new features.  Automated Trajectories are included. It is possible to control it from external controllers such as Joystick, iPad or Leap Motion.

A Quick Start document as well as a complete manual is provided.

SpatGRIS is available on SourceForge. It’s free and Open Source.


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ServerGRIS 3D software

The ServerGRIS is an external multichannel sound spatializer for different configurations of speakers in 2D (plane mode: X and Y axis) or 3D (vertical mode: X, Y and Z axis). The Server may include up to 128 inputs and outputs. The movements are sent from the SpatGRIS in OSC mode to the Server. The audio spatialization itself is made by the ServerGRIS and sent to the audio interface. VBAP (Dome of speakers), BINAURAL (Headphones) and STEREO (Two speakers) modes are available. It is based on the JackRouter HAL plugin which is installed at the same time as the Server.  ServerGRIS is multiclient. It includes a multitrack recorder. The Speaker setup design is included in the software.

A Quick Start document as well as a complete manual is provided.

ServerGRIS is available on SourceForge. It’s free and Open Source.


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What they look like

Screen shots of SpatGRIS and ServerGRIS

SpatGRIS 2D view

SpatGRIS Configuration

SpatGRIS Trajectories

ServerGRIS 3D view

ServerGRIS Interface

ServerGRIS Settings

TheTeam

A group of composers from the Faculté de musique at Université de Montréal.

Robert Normandeau

Director

Composer and professor

Olivier Bélanger

Programmer

Composer and programmer

Christophe Lengelé

Research Assistant

Composer, doctoral student

David Ledoux

Research Assistant

Composer, master’s student

Nicola Giannini

Research Assistant

Composer, doctoral student

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Contact us

We are a small team, but we are the first users of our software. Please send us comments, testimony, suggestions, bugs, We’ll do our best to enhance your experience with multichannel spatialization.

GRIS is subsidized by these organizations since 2008