Ambisonics in the Spark

Students from the Media Technology programme were on hand to help install a 24 channel ambisonic rig in the University’s Spark building last week 13th March 2017. The rig was used for a sound scape installation and featured at the AES conference over the weekend. Ambisonics systems provide a truly spherical sounds field sound sources appearing above and below the listener as well as across the horizontal plane. This provides a much more immersive listening experience with distinct sounds appearing from any point around the listener. From the mixer’s perspective they are no-longer constrained by loudspeaker positions and can focus on localising sounds instead.

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