Welcome to the 4DSOUND wiki. Here you find background information and manuals regarding 4DSOUND, and the 4DSOUND software suite.

4DSOUND is a collective exploring spatial sound as a medium. Since 2007, it has developed an integrated hardware and software system that provides a fully omnidirectional sound environment. 4DSOUND is a platform for artists and other creators that want to work with spatial sound as a medium. We argue that sound is inherently spatial and therefore our starting point is to create a sound environment with naturalistic qualities. From there we explore spatial properties in a musical way, to create an instrument that uses spatial sound in its fullest potential; from realistic environments to surreal complex behaviour.

4DSOUND is an instrument for live performance, composition, and spatial sound design.

4DSOUND hosts artist residencies at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, Hungary. Our partners at MONOM (Berlin, Germany) have a second venue that hosts a 4DSOUND system and does public showcases.

This wiki is orientated on the software technology. Visit our website for more information on 4DSOUND.

Who is this Wiki for?

This wiki is aimed at artists and creative developers who want to explore spatial sound as an expressive medium using the tools of 4DSOUND. This wiki provides detailed documentation of the 4DSOUND software suite, descriptions of hardware setup, and covers a selection of core principles along the interface implementation.

At the moment most of the 4DSOUND users are artist residents, for them this wiki is a piece of documentation to accompany the training programme. In the meantime the users of 4DSOUND in other collaborations, and outside them, is expanding. This Wiki is also a resource to get an impression of what 4DSOUND has to offer.