Ambisonics is a full-sphere surround sound format: in addition to the horizontal plane, it covers sound sources above and below the listener.

Unlike other multichannel surround formats, its transmission channels do not carry speaker signals. Instead, they contain a speaker-independent representation of a sound field called B-format, which is then decoded to the listener's speaker setup. This extra step allows the producer to think in terms of source directions rather than loudspeaker positions, and offers the listener a considerable degree of flexibility as to the layout and number of speakers used for playback. (Wikipedia)

Below are a number of links to websites and videos that will explain the concept of ambisonics, what equipment is needed and how to setup a DAWs application.

How to playback ambisonics using Reaper article by Axel Drioli. (members only)
A detailed setup on how to configure Reaper to playback ambisonic recordings, including template and all necessary plugins to get started.

Links:

https://ambisonic.info/index.html

https://www.ambisonic.net/

https://ambisonic.xyz/

https://ambisonia.com/

https://www.ambisonictoolkit.net/

 

Videos

Setting up a Reaper project for ambisonic mixing

Binaural Sound w. Ambisonic Control

Encoding Mono using ATK for Reaper

Encoding Stereo using ATK for Reaper

Creating QT movie with surround sound

Preparing B-format sound files

 

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