Assistant Professor University of Music and Performing Arts, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, Graz Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Ambisonics sounds and works better as 3D audio technology than ever before. There are microphone arrays available for higher-order recording, excellent Ambisonic decoders for loudspeakers, and excellence has been achieved by new headphone decoders. Additionally, in the last decade, we have gathered a profound perceptual understanding of Ambisonics. In addition to commercial tools and plugins, many free tools developed at universities became available in recent years. Currently, we experience Ambisonic technology that is highly versatile and can easily live up to the expectations that its inventors had been dreaming of several decades ago.