Our friends at Waves have just released a collection of new 360° Ambisonics tools for $399:
B360 Ambisonics Encoder: Convert mono, stereo and surround tracks to Ambisonics B-format for 360° playback and mixing. Insert either the B360 on your entire mix to convert it to B-format or open the plug-in on each individual track in order to pan it in 360°.
Nx Virtual Mix Room over Headphones Ambisonics Component - Use NX to monitor B-format on any pair of stereo headphones. Insert the Nx Ambisonics component on the track you wish to monitor. Nx Bluetooth Header recommended for best experience.
If you are not entirely sure what Ambisonics is or how Ambisonics works then check out the Waves video below to gain a clear understanding of how ambisonics works and how it differs from stereo and multi-channel.
Mixing Audio For 360° Videos & VR With Waves B360 & Waves Nx
Waves new 360° Ambisonics Tools provides an affordable plug-in suite for mixing & monitoring Ambisonics B-format audio for 360° or VR projects on existing recording and playback systems.
Ambisonics B-format is the audio format most widely used in VR/AR and in Facebook and YouTube 360° videos.
With these new ambisonic tools from Waves users will easily be able to convert stereo and surround to Ambisonics B-format, mix B-format audio, and monitor it in high fidelity on your regular stereo headphones, all as part of your intuitive workflow.
Visit the Waves website for more information about Waves 360° Ambisonics Tools