Cosmosƒ vSaturn WFS

dynamic stochastic synthesiser supporting WaveFieldSynthesis output (developed in collaboration with Barco NV and Fraunhofer HHI)

sonicLAB launches a version of Cosmosƒ vSaturn now supporting the IOSONO Wave Field Synthesis spatial audio rendering system by BARCO. Cosmosƒ vSaturn becomes now surround sound compatible with the WFS audio system presented by Fraunhofer Institute and the IOSONO GmbH in 2004 initially.

While traditional surround sound systems can only recreate the original 3D sound in a small “sweet spot”, IOSONO WFS system claims that it can recreate the intended auditory scene for all listeners in the system.


Based on the Wave Field Synthesis technique, which is characterised by creation of virtual acoustic environments, this system produces artificial wave fronts synthesised by a large number of individually driven speakers.


Contrary to traditional spatialization techniques such as stereo or surround sound, the localization of virtual sources in WFS does not depend on or change with the listener’s position.



  • This particular version of Cosmosƒ vSaturn can now localise its sound texture inside a wave field rendered by the BARCO WFS system


  • The meso events can now be localised precisely on a planar surface or in a cylindric volume depending the BARCO NV WFS system being used.


  • All the event movement mechanism of Cosmosƒ now communicates with the BARCO NV WFS system, so that complex sound textures can be rendered starting as virtual sources in a wave field.

With Wave Field Synthesis, it is possible to very realistically imitate the sound field produced by sound sources by means of loudspeaker arrays that are arranged around the entire venue.