Scene Properties

Scene Properties provide a set of behavior tools that the entire Scene inherits. You can view and edit the properties of the Scene by clicking on the Scene name at the top of the Scene Overview. 

Tip: The default name of every new scene is Scene. 

The Scene’s root properties have the same functionality as all other Objects within the Scene. However, Scene properties supersede Objects unless the Object is specifically altered or influenced by a parent Object.

Learn more about the Object Property Inspector.


The name of the Scene is shown here and can be changed by clicking the “Scene” title. The default name of the Scene is “Scene. Next to it is a grey box, which allows you to change the color of the Scene Object as it is displayed in the Canvas. 

Note: This does not change the name of the actual project file. This is done using File > Save As which affects the filename. You can also click the header Untitled of the Spatial Studio window to change the default file name.


This section appears when selecting the Scene itself by clicking the Scene name above the Object list.




Bass Management 
This introduces a digital crossover between the main speakers and the subwoofers. With Bass Management off, there is no crossover, therefore the full range of audio signal output from Objects will flow to both main speakers and subwoofers unless otherwise changed in their specific properties.

Bass Management is designed to work as a digital solution for a low frequency crossover point. This is important when the current Space does not include a hardware crossover separating the main speakers from the subwoofers. Without Bass Management on the full frequency signal is sent to every channel, therefore the subwoofer will attempt to play high end and become muddied with unnecessary noise. A low pass filter should always be used with subwoofers, which is why Spatial has implemented a digital version for those who don’t have access to the hardware version.

If your Space has a hardware filter, please turn Bass Management off as doubling up on the filtering process in both software and hardware will make your Spatial mix sound very thin and remove desired low-mid frequencies.

To activate bass management simply check the box. Crossover frequencies are determined by speaker types as identified in the Space configuration. Small speakers will have a higher cutoff point and larger speakers will receive slightly lower frequencies. Once bass management is set, it applies to every sound in the Scene.

Note: The crossover frequency is set once and applies to every speaker and subwoofer in the Space. This frequency is chosen by the smallest speaker in the Space. Small speakers range from 80- 120 Hz and a large speaker range of 60 - 80 Hz. If there is one small speaker in the Space, all speakers will have the "small" crossover applied. Therefore, it is encouraged to use similar speakers in one Space. The highest crossover frequency that is automatically set is 24 dB per octave crossover.


Scene Image
Add an image to the Scene by clicking the box to reveal a finder window. Select an image from your folder. This image appears with the published Scene in the Spatial Control iOS application.

Note: Scene images can not be above 10mb and the minimum recommended size is 1024x1024 pixels.


Add a description of the Scene to be used for identification purposes in the Spatial Control iOS application after it is published.

Note: Add notes visible to other creators to be used once the Scene is published.


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