[LAU] Surround Mixing & Ambisonics
julien at c-lab.de
Sun Aug 16 04:36:36 EDT 2009
I also experimented with 3D sound. I mostly used csound. There are graphical
frontends to csound. I don't know how well they solve these 3D issues, but it
maybe worth investigating. I often heard of Blue.
Csound can de/encode several different speakers setups (including 5.1, or
similar). There is an HRTF opcode (no there are two sets of them). With HRTF
you can convert true 3D speaker-based setups to binaural (headphones) 3D.
There are formulas floating around for different speaker setups.
In csound you write/somehow put on the screen an orchestra. It is a kind of
a setup, which tells csound what to wire with what else. Csound understands
One thing: I've never used this in realtime, but it should work. You'll have
to try or ask the concert csounders.
You might also investigate other synths like csound CLM (Common Lisp Music)
or SC3 (SuperCollider3) or PD (PureData). they all have their GUIs and they
all should have something similar. Just ask the GUI-guys, what they prefer, or
what they can recommend for a beginner.
Music was my first love and it will be my last (John Miles)
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