I’ve released a set of Ambisonics plugins over on my main website that you might want to check out: https://spatialaudio.xyz
The set includes first-, third- and seventh-order versions of the following plugins:
- aXPanner – Ambisonics encoder
- aXRotate – Ambisonics sound field rotation
- aXMonitor – Ambisonics decoder to binaural and stereo
- aXCompressor – A compressor that preserves the delicate spatial relationship in the Ambisonics signals.
- aXGate – A noise gate and downwards expander that preserves the delicate spatial relationship in the Ambisonics signals.
- aXEqualizer – An EQ that preserves the delicate spatial relationship in the Ambisonics signals.
- aXDelay – A delay plugin with 5 modules that lets you place the delayed signals wherever you want in the 3D sound field.
There are EDU and bulk discounts available if you get in touch!
I’ve just released a new first-order Ambisonic panner over on my new website. It’s absolutely free and you can read more about it here.
So my thesis is all signed off and I should hopefully upload it (probably to ResearchGate) some time soon. As a teaser, here are some of the main points covered:
- A review of spatial hearing, plus reviews of some important binaural and vector models for prediction.
- A review of Ambisonics and Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA).
- Results of three perceptual experiments for Ambisonics and HOA at off-centre positions.
- Comparison of the binaural models and Gerzon’s energy vector to the perceptual results.
- An extension to Gerzon’s energy vector to include elements of the precedence effect for more accurate predictions at off-centre positions.
The paper I presented at the Auralization and Ambisonics symposium in Berlin last April has been published in Acta Acustica united with Acustica. There are also 9 other papers from the conference that were chosen and definitely all are worth looking at. You can see the table of contents for the new issue here.
The proceedings of the joint Ambisonics and Auralization symposium has been published as a book today. You can get it here. It’s definitely worth checking out because there were lots of interesting works presented.
Ten of the papers are missing (including my own) because they’ll be out in the autumn in a special issue of the journal ‘Acta Acustica united with Acustica’.
I’ll be at the Ambisonics Symposium (joint with the Auralization symposium) in Berlin this week (3rd-5th April). The program is here and it looks like it’ll be really interesting.
I’ll be presenting a paper titled “Off-Centre Localisation Performance of Ambisonics and HOA for Large and Small Loudspeaker Array Radii” on the 5th. I’ll post a link to the paper once it’s up on the TU Berlin website, which should hopefully be in the next couple of days.
If you happen to be going then please get in touch because I’d love to chat.
I’ve not posted any music in quite a while so here’s the 10th song/demo that I was working late last year (the others can be heard here). I never got round to recording the vocals to it and had a bit of free time a few weekends ago so I thought I might as well do it while I had the time.