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 aXRotate by SSA Plugins is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Product aXRotate
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Type / Tags AmbisonicsHead TrackingHigher Order AmbisonicsImmersive AudioOSC
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Ambisonics allows for very efficient rotation of sound fields containing a large number of sound sources because they can all be rotated at once. The aXRotate is an Ambisonics scene rotator that can be used to do just that by placing it on an audio buss and routing several individual Ambisonics tracks towards it. Alternatively, you can use it to adjust the orientation of an individual track to fit better within an existing scene or to align with visual cues from a video.

The aXRotate plugin allows you to rotate the Ambisonics signal around three different axes in the order yaw, pitch and roll.

The aXRotate plugin also allows you to add small oscillations to the sound scene to simulate the micro head movements listeners make all the time. This can increase the sense of spaciousness in static binaural renderings.

Head Tracking Inside Your DAW! The aXRotate can be connect to an inexpensive EDTracker head tracking device. The allows it to rotate the whole sound field to adapt to the movements of your head, just like listening to real sounds.

Or, control the sound field rotation with OSC messages, giving you even more flexibility on the kinds of trackers you can use.

Input/Output: First to seventh order AmbiX (SN3D/ACN) format Ambisonics.

Available Versions: The aXRotate is available with 3 levels of spatial resolution, with different maximum Ambisonic orders:

  • a1Rotate - rotate first-order Ambisonic sound scenes.
  • a3Rotate - rotate up-to third-order Ambisonic sound scenes.
  • a7Rotate - rotate up-to seventh-order Ambisonic sound scenes.


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