Meta wants the metaverse to sound more like the real world

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday detailed advances in audio that he says will allow a concert in the metaverse to really sound like one is at a music venue. The same goes for making sound that resembles a living room or other more intimate space.

Digital sound is already moving beyond stereo and into so-called spatial audio, which is possible not just on VR headsets but also on devices such as Apple’s AirPods Pro.That’s important because it allows sound to change based on where a person moves and positions their head in virtual space.But also key is ensuring the sounds of virtual spaces themselves better match those in the real world, and it’s that latest area Meta’s announcement addresses.


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