I don’t have surround speakers anymore, and probably won’t be able to any time soon, if ever, so I’ve been using headphones these days and thus playing around with good tools for binauralizing surround sound. Currently my two favorites are:
– dearVR Monitor. Does quite a good job sound quality wise and tucks nicely in the control room to do its job. Easy to turn on and off for comparisons, or if I’m doing stereo and switch to speakers. Support height channels as well. However it doesn’t have any head tracking features, unless you want to wear a VR headset which I most certainly don’t and I find that headtracking is what really pushes things over the top to be convincing.
–Redscape. Sounds good and does headtracking, however it is a separate program which is nice for video games, but not as desirable for pro audio. Also means I have to switch ASIO devices any time I want to bypass it for any reason (like speaker use). Doesn’t support height channels either, though I don’t make use of that at the moment.
Anyone have another I ought to give a look at? Obviously I’m interested in headtracking, but I’d try one without if you think it is worth a look.