[PD] 6 speakers in a circle, ambi? vbap?

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 11:35:17 CEST 2008

it depends on the size of the room and whether you want surrounding 
sound only in a plane or also in a sphere/half sphere.
usually you want 8 speakers for a smooth circle around a listener.

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> So I am working on sound for a permanent installation involving 6  
> speakers in a large circular room.  Are 6 speakers enough to do  
> anything useful using ambisonics?  Or am I better off using the  
> simpler vbap?
> I am just starting to understand the basics of ambisonics, thanks to  
> Florian's intro.  I will be programmatically controlling the position  
> of the samples, since it will be synced up with a video.  So I don't  
> think I really need the GUIs like cubemixer.
> Are there any simple, working demos of the IEM ambi stuff?
> .hc
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