There was a time when the quality of car sound systems just flat-out sucked. You couldn’t get any bass, while treble was scratchy at best. Because of this, the aftermarket car audio market grew tenfold, and manufacturers finally took the hint. Now, new cars come standard with decent audio systems and offer even better systems as optional equipment. One of the best “stock” systems going right now is the 19-speaker, 3D audio system from Bang and Olufsen that is available in new Audi A4.
With that said, it’s no surprise that Audi has its finger in the developing the first real 3D song, right? As it turns out, Audi has teamed up with electronic music duo and the singer Laleh to create a song that takes full advantage of the Bang and Olufsen 3D audio system. The song is named Blue Sky was adjusted and mixed specifically for the 19-speaker system in the A4. It will make its official debut on May 23rd in the Audi A4 at dealerships all across Sweden, and will be released to the public on June 3rd.
According to the video, the people behind the song were able to give the sound a third level by using a specific algorithm co-developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. These algorithms are said to add a vertical level to the audio, creating a feeling of height that hasn’t been heard before. For now, you can click play on the video to see a little background about it before it makes its official debut.