Creating Your Project

When you first open Impulse Response Utility, you will be presented with the New Impulse Response Project dialog. This is the first step in creating a new impulse response project. You can also create a new impulse response project by choosing File > New Project (or pressing Command-N).

Figure. New Project window.

Impulse Response Utility offers formats ranging from conventional stereo impulse responses, true stereo (where each channel is processed discretely), quadraphonic formats, or five, six, or seven channel surround formats. These latter formats can be in either traditional multi-track, or B-Format encoding. See B-Format Surround Encoding for more information.

You can also create multi-channel impulse responses in Impulse Response Utility by using the Mono to Omni Discrete impulse response format. This only requires the recording of one speaker by as many “channel” microphones as needed (for the chosen format). The resulting impulse response places a lower strain on your CPU. See Recording a Mono to Omni 5 Channel Impulse Response.

To create a new impulse response project
  1. Choose an impulse response format from the Configuration pop-up menu.

    In the window below the Configuration pop-up menu, the dialog displays the number of speaker and microphone positions required by the selected format.

  2. Click OK

    This exits the New Impulse Response Project dialog, and the required number of tracks (determined by the format you chose) are shown in the Inputs/Track section.