About us

Based in Edinburgh, we design immersive and interactive audio applications and tools, with a focus on mobile and emerging technologies. Two Big Ears was founded in 2013.

We pride ourselves in developing tools that are efficient and easy to use, powered by a highly skilled and knowledgeable team with first class support.

We create technology and design that helps you to see through your ears.

Our Team

Abesh Thakur Founder, CEO

Abesh is a former Enterprise Fellow at the Royal Society of Edinburgh and has previously worked as a mainframe developer for a Fortune 500 company. He has experience with various software architectures, project management and delivery.

He is an avid gamer and obtained his masters degree in Acoustics and Music Tech from Edinburgh. He spends his days understanding the business of immersive audio and no one knows what he does at night.


Varun Nair Founder, VP Products

Varun's spent the past ten years with sound, design and interactivity — on over 400 projects in films, games and advertising and music, with some of the top brands and production houses around the world.

He's a graduate of the University of Edinburgh with a Master's degree in Sound Design and was a Resident Entrepreneur at Design Informatics. He frequently writes on his blog and designingsound.org. He leads product development and is infrequently spotted changing back to humanoid form.


Toby Carpenter DSP Wizard

Toby previously worked as a software and DSP engineer for one of the biggest audio technology companies in the industry. He's developed various products, including highly acclaimed virtual analog synthesisers and drum machines. Prior to that he obtained a Master's degree in Acoustics and Music Technology from the University of Edinburgh.

Outside of work Toby is obssessed with dance music and can be found listening to, dancing to, djing and sometimes producing the stuff!

Ross Taylor Mathemagician

Ross graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Theoretical Physics from University College London before spending two years in the signal processing world. He is also a recent graduate of the Acoustics and Music Technology master's degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Ross is also interested in open source electronics and metalwork, often in relation to music and audio. He plays the drums and is also active in the local music scene.

George Elliott Non-exec Director

George Elliott is currently non-executive chairman of Craneware, Calnex Solutions and Cooper Software. Since 2007 he has been non­-executive chairman/director of 15 technology companies including Simple Audio, Kewill, MicroEmissive Displays and Corsair.

From 2000-2007 George was CFO of Wolfson Microelectronics plc, a leading global provider of high performance mixed-signal semiconductors to the consumer electronics market. Formerly a partner of Grant Thornton, George is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Neil Heywood Executive Chairman

Neil Heywood is currently non-executive chairman of Codeplay Software and a non­-executive director at Craneware plc, DeltaDNA and Kobojo. He was previously CEO of Quadstone and head of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

DeltaDNA provides analytics tools to the games market, Codeplay Software provides tools for AAA game developers to program high-end graphics devices. Kobojo is a games developer with studios in Paris, Tokyo and Dundee

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We're joining Facebook!

We are ready to take the next step in our journey and scale our work from within Facebook. Find out what it means.

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3Dception Content update

Check out some of the really cool stuff made with 3Dception, and available for download now for both the Rift and the Vive.

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3Dception Spatial Workstation

Our brand new end to end pipeline for authoring and rendering spatial audio for 360 videos and Cinematic VR experiences.

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3Dception is our real-time binaural engine that is cross platform, easy to implement and yields breath-taking results.

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