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Derby's Surround Lab
Plug-ins and Example Setup
Using Ambisonics in Audiomulch
Using Ambisonics in Reaper
Using Ambisonics in Plogue Bidule
Using Ambisonics in Soundscape
Composing Music in Surround
Distributing Your Ambisonic Work
Creating and Playing B-format Wave Files
Panning Laws and Theory
Virtual Studio Technology Plug-ins are add-on tools,effects and synths that can be 'bolted' onto an existing audio host program. Audiomulch accepts VST plug-ins and this is how the Ambisonic encoding and decoding has been implemented. The VST standard was designed and is maintained by Steinberg.
VST plug-ins without a graphical user interface can be easily compiled for both Mac and Windows, allowing cross-platform operation. Also, the VST standard is so simple and the
software development kit
so easy to get off
, that there are many good, free, plug-ins available.
Links to Free VST Plug-ins
University of Derby Ambisonic Decoder Plug-ins
Gerzonic 2nd Order Ambisonic Plug-ins
University of York Ambisonic Plug-ins
AcousModules Surround Sound Suite of Plug-ins
Ambience Reverb by Magnus @ smartelectronix
Freeverb Too by Sinus
SIR - Super Impulse Reverb by Christian Knufinke
General Audio Plug-ins
Kjaerhus Audio's Classic Studio Plug-ins
LiveCut by mdsp @ smartelectronix
Super Destroy FX
Tweakbench VST Effects and Instruments
Broken Gadget VST
- Free collection including high/low pass filters, chorus effects and simple synths
Live Cut Plug-in
- Free plug-in that carry's out live beat-slicing. Very easy to use.
De la Mancha Plug-ins
- Some free effects (and some you need to buy!) that mash up your audio in various ways!
- Plug-ins where you choose how much you pay for them! Some nice physical modelling in here.
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