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Genelec Personalizes Headphone Monitoring

Aural ID plug-in uses video to analyze HRTF

Genelec’s Aural ID software is now available as a DAW plug-in, which the company says delivers a more reliable and headphone-listening experience, providing audio professionals the confidence to switch between monitors and headphones freely.

Using video footage supplied by the user via the free Aural ID Creator mobile app, Genelec will analyze the way the user’s head, external ear and upper body affect and color audio arriving from all directions. Unique to the individual, this effect is called the head-related transfer function (HRTF).

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ID’s cloud-based calculation engine then models the user’s head and upper torso to calculate their personal HRTF, and then renders audio in any direction within the Aural ID plug-in. The plug-in is available in VST, AAX and AU formats for integration into DAWs.

The Aural ID plug-in also allows users of Genelec Smart Active Monitors to import calibration files directly from Genelec GLM loudspeaker manager software.

Suitable for audio professionals, including those working remotely, according to the company, the Aural ID plug-in compensates for the sound coloration headphones can introduce.

The Aural ID plug-in is available directly from the Genelec Cloud platform via a cloud-based subscription service. For more information, visit

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