Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?

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Date: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 8:24 pm

On Thu, 2010-02-25 at 11:27 -0700, Bearcat M. Sandor wrote:

Yes, of course, this has been in the computer music composer's toolbox
for quite a number of years. For a little bit of background see (for
example):

http://cec.concordia.ca/eContact/Multichannel/spatial_music_short.html

> If so why do we need more than 4 speakers?

If you are using amplitude panning and any two speakers are more than 60
degrees apart in angle (or so) it becomes increasingly difficult to
create convincing virtual images between the speakers. The virtual image
tends to jump from one speaker to the other instead of smoothly panning
between them (this is an extreme simplification, of course).

-- Fernando

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[LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 6:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Ken Restivo, (Fri Feb 26, 4:21 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:19 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 8:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 10:01 pm)
[LAU] ambisonics and number of speakers, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:04 am)
Re: [LAU] ambisonics and number of speakers, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 1:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Fri Feb 26, 12:41 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:13 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Sun Feb 28, 9:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Fri Feb 26, 9:47 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Florian Faber, (Fri Feb 26, 10:06 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:09 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Mar 1, 1:39 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Mon Mar 1, 1:50 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Mar 1, 4:08 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Mon Mar 1, 8:54 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Mar 1, 7:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Monty Montgomery, (Fri Feb 26, 10:41 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Monty Montgomery, (Thu Feb 25, 10:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Ken Restivo, (Fri Feb 26, 9:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Thu Feb 25, 8:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 10:52 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Sun Feb 28, 9:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Florian Faber, (Thu Feb 25, 6:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 8:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] Quipping at people's equipment choices (was more t..., Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Quipping at people's equipment choices (was more t..., Gordon JC Pearce, (Sun Feb 28, 10:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Quipping at people's equipment choices (was more t..., Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Quipping at people's equipment choices (was more t..., Bearcat M. Sandor, (Fri Feb 26, 5:53 am)