Set up your computer for playback with Spatial Reality

Once you have your audio equipment setup and connected to your playback computer — lets install and configure Spatial Reality.


1. Account & Site

Launch the app and sign-in. Select the Spatial account and Site you want this computer to belong to.

Note: First time users will have a Spatial account and Site already created for them.  You can edit these details anytime using Spatial Control.




2. Computer group

  • Select the computer group this computer will belong to. If this is the first computer you are setting up with Spatial Reality — go ahead and “Create a new group”. 
  • You can also add this computer to an existing computer group.

Note: Prior to Reality app 1.3.0 only 1 computer group per Site is supported.




3. Grant access

Spatial Reality needs admin privileges to install some components. You will be asked to grant access by entering your admin password for your computer.




4. Computer settings

  • A recognizable computer name will come in handy later — you can do that through Spatial Reality if you’d like. 
  • We suggest  enabling the recommended power settings so your computer can recover and  start Spatial Reality again after a power failure. 
  • To ensure the Spatial Reality menu is available whenever you log in to your computer check “Start Spatial Reality when you log in”. You can check status, change settings, and manage Spatial Reality from the status bar menu.




5. Network settings

Select the network interface you would like to use for Spatial Reality. To use Spatial Control and Spatial Studio later, you need to ensure all 3 applications are running on devices connected to the same subnet. We recommend using a direct ethernet connection for optimal performance. 




6. Audio interface

Select the audio interface Spatial Reality should be configured to use. If you’re using a virtual soundcard — ensure that you have set up the audio routing to the correct hardware device and channels. You can also use multiple hardware interfaces together by setting up an aggregate device.




Note: If the specified audio interface becomes unavailable later (virtual soundcard is not running, or hardware device is powered off or unplugged) — Spatial Reality engine will not start up properly. This may make your entire computer group unavailable for playback in Spaces.


7. Summary

Confirm that all of the settings look correct. You can edit these settings by clicking on any one of the steps in the left column. You can also edit these settings later after the installation is complete. If everything looks good — click “Done” to complete the installation. This may take a minute or so — so feel free to grab a new coffee/beer.




Note: If this computer was added to an existing computer group, it will not affect the status of that computer group. This computer becomes an official member of the group once speaker channels from this computer are added to a Space.



🥳  — You are now ready to create your Space.


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