Ambisonic anyone?

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blue_luke
KVRer
6 posts since 12 Nov, 2019

Post Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:09 pm

Hi all :)
The title says it all...
I will be getting a soundfield microphone soon (Rode NT-sf1) and right now I am sharpening my tools!

I wonder if anyone is using Acoustica in this context, and how?
There are some free plugin that works on the 'A' encoded tracks but these plugins need to works on 4 channels tracks. It will not work on 2 stereo tracks.
Any comment.
Reaper, which I have, will work with the plugin, not Harrison Mixbus. But I wonder if there is a way to work in ambisonic directly within Acoustica?
Thanks, Luc

acousmod
KVRist
425 posts since 27 Jan, 2004 from France

Re: Ambisonic anyone?

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:28 am

Hi,
If you mean to edit the 4 channels files while listening through a binaural decoder, it is yes, without any problem.
What you cannot do actually is to decode for more than 4 speakers since the processing chain channels seems to be limited to the file's number.
You cannot also open 2nd order files since it only supports up to 8 channels (but we know that more is in the pipe !).

acousmod
KVRist
425 posts since 27 Jan, 2004 from France

Re: Ambisonic anyone?

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:31 am

A way to listen with speakers while editing in Acoustica can be to use Reaper's Rearoute ASIO driver, and decode the stream in Reaper with IEM or Sparta plugins.

blue_luke
KVRer
6 posts since 12 Nov, 2019

Re: Ambisonic anyone?

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:07 am

Thanks for the answer... But a complete noob here in ambisonic so I will have to study these answer and experiment a bit.
I am getting the mic tomorrow and will start experimenting in earnest.
My goal at first should be to import the four channels A coded from the recorder to a single 4 channel track and learn how to importe, insert the plugin etc...
I guess at first Binaural encoding or even just stereo will do. I do not have a 5.1 setup for the moment... this will take a while before I get a proper installation.
Luc

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