NAMM 2020 VIDEO: Audeze Reveal+ uses AI to make your headphones sound like world-famous studios

NAMM 2020: Audeze is certainly aiming high with its Reveal+ plugin. In fact, it says that it’s the first AI-driven plugin to transport you inside the top-flight recording studios used by award-winning engineers.

To put it another way, it’s a personalised virtual studio plugin that’s designed to be used wearing studio headphones. Using an app, you can create a custom aural profile by taking an image of your right ear. This is done by uploading the image to the Aural Map, an AI engine that promises to create a mathematical model of how you hear sound in the real world, based on your anatomy.

With this personalised HRTF back in the Reveal+ plugin, Audeze claims that you can then enjoy the experience of being in an acoustically-treated room. You can choose from a range of famous studios and speaker setups.

We got the chance to try Reveal+ at the NAMM Show. Check out the video above to find out how we got on.

Reveal+ is available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats priced at $199. Find out more on the Audeze website.

Audeze Reveal+

(Image credit: Audeze)
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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