[linux-audio-dev] 2-channel stereo compatible ambisonics...

Fons Adriaensen fons at kokkinizita.net
Thu Mar 15 13:25:37 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 02:00:46PM +0100, Joern Nettingsmeier wrote:

> unless i'm very much mistaken, UHJ-encoded material can be played back 
> on any stereo rig without problems (some even report better stereo width 
> and precision). 


> the only drawback i heard about is that UHJ-encoded 
> stuff tends to be a little on the ambient site, with a tad too much 
> reverb when listened to over stereo...

Yes, because the balance was made for surround listening wich tolerates
and even requires more reverb.

But if this is for headphone listening only then Ambisonic encoding
is probably not the best choice.

For the original problem, you can get very good result with conventional
stereo panning provided you add some room ambiance with early relections
*dependent on source position*. Same for HRTF - the virtual room adds
a lot to the realism.


Follie! Follie! Delirio vano è questo !

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