Room Acoustics Activity 4/26
Prep - Install the APK file
Download the following APK file on your desktop: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s765cX6WuaCbkf01L6Rs3PKO7_ypj9Jx/view?usp=sharing
Sideload this application onto your Quest 2:
You can either follow the steps outlined here or use SideQuest, as we've done before with previous APK files
If you see an application named "VR Room Acoustics" under "Unknown Sources," you're done!
In this activity, you will be exploring a virtual room where you can visualize the sound mapping of different 3D audio sources. The visualizations include:
A transparent sphere that indicates the area of effect of the sound (if you step outside of the sphere, you won't be able to hear it at all)
A heatmap on the ground that indicates the relative amplitude of that sound source (where red = very loud and blue = silent)
Movement using thumbstick
(note that although you can rotate using the right thumbstick, I get really motion sick personally when I use this--discretion is advised)
Change the radius of each sound source by hovering and pressing A or B
Grab objects by hovering and pressing grab
First, try out Unity's spatial audio! Pick up one of the sound sources and physically move it around your head -- do you hear a difference?
Take a screenshot of you holding on to one of the sound sources.
Next, play around with the A/B buttons to adjust the radii of different sound sources.
Once you have familiarized yourself with the controls, work with other folks in the room to re-arrange the sound sources, trying to satisfy the following conditions:
Each sound source has a different radius
Each sound source overlaps with every other sound source
Take a screenshot of you standing within that intersection region!