[linux-audio-dev] Info required: FLAC on W*****S

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at chello.se
Thu May 20 06:00:31 UTC 2004

Hi Alfons!

I went to ambisonic and read the FAQ. I do not agree with them when they
say that 2-channel stereo is only good for imaging between the speakers.
It is possible by using phase differences (and the assumption that
people are not living in sound-dead laboratories) to project sounds
outside of the stereo-field.

I did not find anything either to support that 4-channel is superior to
7-channel ... Maybe I was not looking hard enough ??


"The audience is listening ..."

On ons, 2004-05-19 at 12:11, Alfons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 11:36:08AM +0200, Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> > 4-channel support??? Puuhlease, this is sooo 1967ish ... :)
> > 
> > Industri standard these days is 7.1, which by the way is no near perfect
> > but at least affordable.
> The ITU n.1 speaker layouts may be 'industry standard', but they
> are not just 'no near perfect' but also completely useless for any
> realistic surround sound rendering. These system are designed to
> create sound effects for movies and home theatre, but for serious
> music and scientific work they are just complete crapp.
> Have a look at <http://www.ambisonic.net>

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