We had a good conversation with the experienced Sound Engineer Jurriaan Balhuizen from Goodsounds in Amsterdam and the Executive film  Producer Christian Lobo from London. They gave us their point of view about the sound industry trends and Timber.

"We've been looking for a lot of solutions and they all have this encoding-decoding problems and complicated stuff, and they don't sound as great as Timber. Timber is the first one that I found that actually really works and it sounds fantastic."

Jurriaan Balhuizen

Founder, Creative Director and Composer at Goodsounds in Amsterdam
Goodsounds is a music & sound production agency 

"Timber 3D audio delivers fully immersive sound mixes so that means cinema surround sound quality at home. that is a massive breakthrough. There is no huge investment in hardware, there is no big speaker array system or special sound bar needed; just a pair of stereo speakers. For me this is the evolution of sound, the new stereo. In other words, this is the new sound standard that all media should now be delivered in."

Christian Lobo

Executive Producer at Surefire Films - London 

"I have had the pleasure of working closely with the team from Timber since their engine was first being utilised and supplied much of the audio that was used for beta testing. Since the development of the UI, I was the first commercial sound designer to use 'Spatializer' and was hugely impressed with its capabilities to create a plausible 3D environment compared to other available software.
It is incredibly easy to incorporate into our Protools sessions as it does not require its own routing matrix to a separate encoder. The plug-in is simply inserted onto the relevant track and the full automation capabilities mean that multiple environments, reflections and response times can be used with a variety of audio clips on a single track.
The real beauty of this plug-in is that it will create a realistic spatial effect from a mono source so we are able to use all of our existing sound libraries and place sound effect and dialogue in a 3D environment without the need for specialist recording techniques or equipment and the UI is incredibly intuitive and easy to use in comparison to similar software." 

Dave Cooper

Senior Sound designer at Nº8 in London.
Nº8 is a creative sound and vision studio in the heart of London's Soho.