Tasty Mousakas has released DH Wrapper VST, a freeware VST plug-in that processes 5.1 surround sound content and outputs 2 channel binaural signals.
The result is surround sound through headphones. “DH” stands for “Dolby Headphones” as this VST plug-in wraps the functionality of the “DOLBYHPH.DLL” file installed with software DVD players.
DH Wrapper VST is simular to Chungalin’s Dolby Headphone wrapper DSP plug-in for Foobar 2000.
Check Dolby Technologies for information about Dolby Headphones and how this acoustic illusion is created.
- 6 inputs and 2 outputs
The inputs correspond to Front Left, Front Right, Centre, LFE, Surround Left, and Surround Right, while the outputs are Headphone Left, and Headphone Right.
- Sample rates: 48000, 44100, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, and 8000 samples per second
- Room Types: Small, Live, and Movie Theater
These adjust the size and characteristics of the virtual listening room used for processing
DH Wrapper VST for Windows (no support for 64-bit platforms or 64-bit processing) can be downloaded from Tasty Mousakas‘ website.
Steve Thomson has released V.I Stereo to 5.1 converter VST Plugin Suite.
V.I is a free VST plugin for designed to convert a stereo input to a 5.1 audio output.
- Width correction helps compensate for source files that were mixed too narrow or too wide
- Independent controls for adding ambience to the front or rear soundstage
- Pass-through of original left and right signals ensures accurate reproduction of original stereo imaging (when not in Movie Mode)
- Companion fLfR, CLFE, and sLsR VST plugins duplicate V.I’s effects in channel pairs for VST hosts that do not support multichannel plugins such as V.I
- Movie Mode switch redirects some dialog frequencies from front left and right channels to the center channel to enhance dialog while still maintaining a good stereo soundstage
- On/off control for A-B monitoring of effect
- Switchable LFE channel
Visit Steve Thomson’s website for more information and links to download installer or zip file of V.I Stereo to 5.1 converter VST Plugin Suite version 1.1.