The Spatial Sound Card (SSC) software is a so-called binaural audio application for headphones by New Audio Technology. Applications are audio and video production, playing games, watching film, listening music, and VR/360.

Binaural audio simulates on regular stereo headphones the psychoacoustical phenomena our brain uses in reality, to localize audio sources around us and detect the size and kind of the room environment where we’re in. These psychoacoustical phenomena are called HRTF = head-related transfer functions.

Using these HRTFs, the SSC provides stereo and surround sound on virtual loudspeaker systems for any computer using regular headphones, also giving the choice between stereo and surround sound 5.1, 6.1 and, 7.1.

Adapted from New Audio Technology’s professional production line, it is a software-based, virtual sound card. It works as the standard audio device of your computer between all stereo and surround audio playback applications and your audio hardware. These include games and media players like iTunes, Netflix and VLC as well as the main output of your operating system. Thus, the SSC is highly recommended not only for gamers but also for movie enthusiasts, music lovers, and for 360 / VR applications.

Different from other applications, the SSC doesn’t do so-called up-mixing or fake-surround processing what means to playback a stereo source on 5.1 or 7.1 anyway. It provides straight away a natural and emotional listening experience of stereo and surround sound with a very precise positional audio reproduction. Just set the SSC e.g. to 5.1 and hear your sources via the related loudspeaker configuration like stereo and 5.1.

The loudspeaker virtualizations are taken from high-end music studios, film mixing stages, and unechoed chambers. The technology of the SSC has been used on Blu-ray releases of well-known Hollywood blockbusters for more than 20 years!

To customize the virtualizations to your preferences, the SSC provides a lot of adjustable parameters like the room reflections of the virtual sound studios and the frequency response curve of the headphones you use. Profiles for some well-known headphone models are included*.

Features in Version 3.0:

  • Channel and master level meters
  • Separate in- and output metering
  • Gui scaling
  • Loudspeaker opacity adjustment
  • Individual Solo, Mute, and level adjustment per loudspeaker
  • Solo and Mute indicators
  • 6 virtual studios (HRTF sets)
  • 40 headphone compensations + general eq presets
  • Growing number of individually expert tuned headphones
  • Multi-language
  • Format selector 2.0, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1
  • 7.1 channel routing with preset save/recall
  • Mac OS 11 / Windows 11 support
  • 3 input level boosts
  • Output level management (limiter)
  • Output device selection
  • Instant SSC processing bypass
  • Latency management and display
  • Background processing

Please keep in mind, Windows sometimes struggle while dealing with audio drivers. Also, driver communication with external audio devices like Digital Audio Converter (DACs) or PCI sound cards can be tricky. If you want to use such a device, please check the 14 days trial before purchasing. We’re always willing to help you asap, just post us a request. It’s often a setting issue and the user manual offers a lot of workarounds which finally can help to let your SSC run pretty well.

For updates simply download the new installer from this site again, run them over the current installation and it’s done.

System requirements (Vers.3.0)

Intel Mac PC with 2 GHz Dual2Core Processor or better.
Mac OS X 10.13 – 11.+, 64bit
2GB min., 4GB or more suggested.
64 Bit Host Application

Intel PC with 2 GHz Dual2Core processor or better
Windows 7/64 – 11, 64bit
2GB min., 4GB or more suggest

14 day trial versions, can be unlocked just using a purchased key.