We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.
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The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.
On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.
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Using the microphone array to detect the direction of sound?
according to Joe Kelly in his talk
he mentions around 0.46.00 that the HoloLens device has an in-build array of 4 microphones, 2 near the front that are meant for voice-capture and 2 on the outer side that can be used for room-capture; and also these should be accessible for developers through the HoloToolKit.
How does one access the microphones for room-capture and is it possible to use them to detect (at least rough) direction of outside sounds? Kind of like this but only using the HoloLens in-build microphone array?
Also, is it something that could be done in the Emulator as well?