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Thank you for your interest. Please download QUARK below and if you’re here for the call for submissions to Make Music in Space, click here.

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We are artists and engineers who developed Quadraphonic Universally Accessible Resource Kit (QUARK) as a freely available software tool.

We kindly ask that you to please utilize this logo and the following text for your QUARK releases to inform listeners:

This record is QUARK encoded to play in both stereo and Regular Matrix quadraphonic sound. QUARK is made possible by dublab & the National Endowment for the Arts.

The QUARK software plugin is used in Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and similar platforms to encode four channels of discrete audio into two channels (standard stereo) audio then back four channels again, allowing the distribution of four-channel spatial recordings via widely accessible two-channel formats such as vinyl, radio, streaming video such as YouTube and music services such as iTunes and Spotify.

QUARK enables musicians, filmmakers and engineers to make spatial sound work via two channel distribution formats in the Regular Matrix format then monitor audio at the pre-encode, encode and decode phases so that these creatives may mix and master spatial sound work for distribution.

This project is currently in beta status. This means it’s actively being tested, but isn’t guaranteed to work in all situations. Think you’ve found a bug? Have a feature request? Please fill out our feedback form.