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Horror-Fi Me: A Six-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF) Binaural Cinematic Sound Experience

Horror-Fi Me: A Six-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF) Binaural Cinematic Sound Experience

Horror-Fi Me invites listeners to enter into and become composers of their own interactive horror movie soundscape, a real-time cinematic experience that entices exploration and promises both intrigue and suspense – the creation of a filmic experience where reality is the screen.

Horror-Fi Me has been developed using mobile augmented reality (AR) technology and dynamic binaural spatialised audio to render a realistic audio augmented reality soundscape within almost any real world environment.

Horror-Fi Me works with a normal pair of stereo headphones, or you can use Apple’s AirPods Pro or AirPods Max for an even more immersive spatialised audio experience.The app enables a dynamic binaural listening experience with six degrees of freedom (6dof) via either the listener’s device, or a combination of the listener’s device and Airpods Pro or Airpods Max (if available); with translational positioning being determined by the position of the device in 3d space, and rotational and orientational positioning being determined by the rotational and orientation of the listener’s head via Airpods Pro/Max.

By adding virtual tags to objects and features within their real world environment, listeners are able to build a virtual, though physically explorable, cinematic-style soundscape where virtual sounds can be perceived to be originating from within their real world environment.

Download and install

You can download and install Horror-Fi Me via Apple’s TestFlight here. For more info visit:

The App requires an iPhone SE (1st generation) or later running iOS version 14 or later. You will also need to connect a pair of stereo headphones, Airpods Pro or AirPods Max.

Application conceived and developed by Laurence Cliffe ( Musical score by Nick Redfern ( Sound effects content by – © copyright 2020 BBC.

The video below contains binaural audio which is best experienced with headphones.