Facebook has acquired the spacial audio technology company Two Big Ears, makers of the virtual reality audio app Spacial Workstation, and has released the tool for free to anyone who wants it. According to the announcement, the software -- renamed the Facebook 360 Spacial Workstation -- helps its mission to "make VR audio succeed across all devices and platforms."
Two Big Ears said that by joining forces with Facebook, it will be able to scale its technology faster as they "continue powering immersive audio experiences." As part of the acquisition, Two Big Ears will also work alongside Facebook's Oculus team to "create best in class VR audio."
Spacial Workstation was launched as a software suite in which designers can create realistically sounding 3D audio to accompany VR and 360 video. The free tools are currently available to Mac users, with Windows support coming soon. Existing Pro customers will continue to receive support for the next year.