SoundOfSpace's mission is to define a new mode of listening.
The starting point is the question 'what makes audio spatial?', the end point is 'how can a quality spatial audio experience be delivered?'.
SoundOfSpace relies on a surround sound technology known as ambisonics. Ambisonics is a spatial encoding technology invented by Michael Gerzon (a british mathematician) and colleagues in the early 1970s. Ambisonics is different to standard 5.1 content. It's more immersive and more realistic, but can still be delivered over a 5.1 system.
SoundOfSpace.com initially began as a little hacked-together site called www.ambisonicbootlegs.net. The idea was to create a centralised repository of ambisonic files. It worked and started to grow. Ambisonicbootlegs eventually changed its name to ambisonia.com, because the name erroneously associated it with illegal activities. There was in fact no illegal activity at all. The 'bootlegging' didn't refer to artists' work, it referred to moments in time. Stealing moments in time by recording them as surround sound imprints.
Ambisonia.com grew, but eventually hit a ceiling. The ceiling of time and money. To survive, ambisonia.com had to morph into a commercial entity that could sustain continued development and refinement. And so work on SoundOfSpace.com began.
SoundOfSpace.com is a work in progress. It is the product of a core philosophy about user experience, accessibility, and technology. And a belief in the possibilities of surround sound as a listening mode.