In this free video tutorial, Avid Audio Solution Specialist Simon Sherbourne shows how to use the Spatialiser plug-in in the Facebook 360 suite of plug-ins takes you through Spatial Audio Production techniques and tricks for Pro Tools Ultimate.
What Is Ambisonics?
Ambisonics is a system for capturing or representing a spherical sound field using regular audio channels. It's the audio format commonly used for Facebook 360 and YouTube 360 videos and VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. It's also very useful for manipulating audio and mixing for any immersive or binaural delivery format.
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We have a number of great articles covering all these subjects and more, including an article covering the first four videos from Avid’s Simon Sherbourne….
In this set of 4 free video tutorials, Avid Audio Solution Specialist Simon Sherbourne will show how to use the Facebook 360 suite of plug-ins as well as other tools to help you get started creating immersive mixes in Pro Tools Ultimate.
Audio Ease has announced that their 360pan suite v2 is coming soon releasing 3 preview videos. They tell us that this update brings some new tools for Mac Pro Tools HD, Reaper and Nuendo users to create spatial audio for 360 video productions.
Noise Makers have announced the release of Ambi Head v1.3. It includes a new set of HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function) designed by the AMBEO team at Sennheiser, to reproduce the Neumann KU 100 head. Ambi Head v1.3 also includes the latest HRTF designed by Google, to monitor your mix exactly as it will sound in YouTube 360.
Sennheiser has created what they claim is the world’s first compact and mobile binaural recording headset which they showed at the recent CES 2017 show. What makes the new Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset so interesting is that it is designed to capture immersive 3D audio straight into mobile devices.
Korey Pereira is a sound editor and mixer based in Austin, Texas shares his journey as he has developed a workflow in the virtual reality and 360 audio world based around the Ambisonics format using a range of tools including the Facebook Spatial Workstation and the Audio Eae 360 Suite.
With the growth of immersive formats like Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D, the channel format limit in Pro Tools HD of 7.1 is starting to limit what we can do in Pro Tools. Not only that but the support for the growth of the Ambisonics format for Virtual Reality content isn't there in Pro Tools when other DAWs, notably Reaper already support these formats. So we asked you what new channel formats do you need in your current and planned production workflows and these are the results...
With the growth of immersive formats like Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D, the channel format limit in Pro Tools HD of 7.1 is now sadly lacking. We need at least 9.1 for Dolby Atmos and 11.1 for Auro 3D but with the explosion of virtual reality and the rebirth of Ambisonics formats to support VR we need these VR formats included as soon as possible.
Noise Makers, the makers of Ambi Head have released this new plugin which converts ambisonic B-format signals into 3D binaural audio. It allows manipulations of 3D scenes (rotations and control of spatial width) and contains features specifically designed for immersive listening.