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The Theatre Practice turns to Creative's Super X-Fi technology to recreate the theatre experience at home

By Kenny Yeo - on 25 Aug 2020, 10:23am

The Theatre Practice turns to Creative's Super X-Fi technology to recreate the theatre experience at home

(Image source: Creative)

The ongoing pandemic has caused many events to go virtual and The Theatre Practice has tapped into Creative's Super X-Fi technology to create a more immersive viewing experience for theatre fans who are tuning in digitally.

To recap, Super X-Fi is a headphone technology that aims to recreate the sensation of listening to speakers through the use of computationally intensive and complex algorithms.

Creative said that years of research has gone into Super X-Fi to study how people listen and how the shape of our ears' affect what we hear.

Super X-Fi has since been incorporated in numerous products, such as the Creative SXFI Gamer, and they have been mostly favourable.

To cope with the pandemic, The Theatre Practice recently livestreamed its Playwrights' Bootcamp. But as we all know, live events are not the same when viewed on a computer screen.

The recent streaming of the Playwrights' Bootcamp. (Image source: Creative)

So to help viewers from home feel more engaged, The Theatre Practice did so using Creative's new SXFI Live technology.

This technology takes audio data and processes it in real-time using the SXFI Live Server so that viewers will be able to experience Creative's Super X-Fi technology at home, regardless of their headphone and audio setup.

Attendees were said to be impressed by what they heard so don't be surprised to see future livestream events featuring Super X-Fi technology.

Beyond theatre, Super X-Fi could be employed to improve the experiences of other livestream or broadcast events like sports, music concerts, and more.