On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:35:15AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Chris Cannam
The first order B-format consists of four signals:
W: equivalent to an 'omni' microphone,
X,Y,Z: equivalent to figure-of-eight microphones
pointing forward/back, left/right, and up/
Combining these you can synthesize any type of first
order mic, going from omni, over subcardioid, cardioid,
hypercardioid to bidirectional, and in any direction.
So starting with B-format, you can convert it to stereo
using e.g. two figure-of-eights at 90 degrees (Blumlein)
or two cardioids at 110 degrees (ORTF), etc.
The type of mics and their angle will determine the
direct to reverberation ratio to some extent, and
therefor the apparent placement of the stereo mic.
Such a 'virtual stereo mic' is part of Tetraproc, and
there's also a Ladspa plugin doing this. The latter has
some problems in Ardour as it has 4 ins and 2 outs, and
Ardour get confused by this and will (IIRC) copy inputs
3 and 4 to the outputs while it shouldn't do that.
Another way is to decode to a number of speaker signals
and then use HRIR (head-related impulse responses) to
convert to binaural. Ambdec + Jconvolver (or just
Jconvolver with some extra prepartion) can do this.
There are three of them, and Alleline.
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