PerfectSurround have released Penteo 16 Pro as their latest upmixing plug-in, which opens up the Penteo upmixing technology to the full range of immersive formats up to 16 channels. This includes 5.1, 7.1, Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6, Auro 3D up to 13.1, DTSX and up to 3rd order Ambisonics. What is more it is now both an upmix and a downmix plug-in in one interface and enables you to go from different channel counts and formats in the one plug-in.
Need to mix audio for 360 videos or VR but don’t quite know where to begin? Here’s a guide from our friends at Waves on how to set up an Ambisonics B-format mixing session, to get you started in no time. This Includes a free practice Pro Tools session provided by Waves.
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.
SSA Plugins has announced the release of AAX versions of their Ambisonics plug-ins, for generating and processing 3D audio for VR/AR applications. These new AAX versions will provide spatial audio encoding, processing and decoding on Ambisonics buses available in Pro Tools Ultimate formerly known as Pro Tools HD software.
Sennheiser has announced the public beta release of their new free binaural panner plugin, called AMBEO Orbit.
We have had a lot of new stories come in recently and so we have grouped them together into a roundup story. In this edition, we learn about a new EQ plug-in from Kilohearts, a coherence meter from HoRNet, Gatekeeper from Polyverse Music and Infected Mushroom and a new high order bundle of Ambisonics plug-ins from Noise Makers.
Sennheiser has released the latest product in their Ambeo range. This time, it is a set of earphones that have microphones built in so you can use your own head and ears to record binaural audio straight into your iOS device.
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.
At IBC 2017, audio Sennheiser announced its “AMBEO for VR” Partnership Program, designed to ensure seamless production workflows for VR and AR productions. The program includes collaborations with manufacturers of field recorders, VR live cameras and live streaming software, mixing plug-ins and VR platforms.
The introduction of the two new track and stem formats - with height channels - 7.0.2 and 7.1.2 in Pro Tools 12.8HD to support Dolby Atmos integration will require new versions of plug-ins as well as opportunities for plug-in developers to create new plug-ins to help with immersive sound workflows in Pro Tools.
Following Sennheiser’s January release of the AMBEO mic and accompanying A Format to B format conversion plug-in, Sennheiser has announced the first update of the conversion plug-in. V1.1.2 promises a better “ambisonics correction filter” resulting in improved spatial accuracy and reduced colouration of the sound output. Sonnox Community Award winner Tom Lowe owns a Sennheiser AMBEO mic and has been experimenting with it and a variety of tools ever since. Over to you Tom...
Thom Kellar and Lachlan Harris from Folklore Sound and Music in Australia are finding innovative ways to incorporate B-format recordings into film workflows, capturing sounds with ambisonic microphones and keeping the recordings available all the way through to the dub stage. Over to you Thom...
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.