The ICST Ambisonics Plugins


Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology / (ICST) Zurich University of the Arts

ICST Ambisonics Plugins
Version 2.1 will be released soon!

What's new in v2.1







Caution v2.0 is not compatible with v1.0/1.1
Für weiter Informationen zu der v.1.0 schaue sie bitte hier nach: "ICST AmbiPlugin Version 1.0"

What is New in v.2.0.1:
  • New interface / Preferences manager
  • documentation added
  • OSC-Parameter documentation added
  • New cartesian coordinates for compatibility with ambiX and ICST
  • Create groups (max. 4)
  • Group manipulation
  • Better OSC streaming
  • 64 input/output channels
  • Decoder with low/high/bandpass and band-stop filters
  • Master Gain for Multi Encoder [-12dB <---0dB--->+12dB ]
  • Various optimization and improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • New tutorials (still in progress...)




A: ICST AmbiEncoder / B: ICST AmbiDecoder

The "ICST Ambisonics Plugins" complements the "ICST Ambisonics Tools"[2] for Max/MSP. The "ICST Ambisonics Tools" have been developed since 2003 and have been in use worldwide since then. They are freely available and work in 64-bit architectures for both Mac and Windows. Their modular structure allows a dedicated and very problem-specific application for the creation of Ambisonics content, but this requires rudimentary knowledge of MaxMSP handling and programming. With the first Ambisonics plugins in mind, which we created together with Dave Malham in 2003[3] and later with Gerzonic[4] in 2004, we decided to create the "ICST Ambisonics Tools" also available as plugins for DAWs. The "ICST Ambisonics Plugins" in version 1.0 contains all rudimentary functions such as a graphical radar view and the ICST's own distance calculation to create Ambisonics content easily and intuitively. The plugins are freely available in the formats VST3, AU and for Windows in VST3_win. The plugins were developed as an internal research project, completely financed and developed by the ICST. This Blog5 and the Bitbucket-Site [6] offers everything you need for installation and support. Tutorials on the plugins are constantly updated and supplemented. Important: Apart from this blog, no support can be guaranteed at the moment!

For issues and bugs please use our ticket system⁠[7] !

Downloads: https://bitbucket.org/christian_schweizer/icst-ambisonics-plugins/downloads/
Source code: git@bitbucket.org:schweizerweb/ambisonics-plugin.git
Spezifications: Wiki

Institut für Computermusik und Tontechnik / (ICST) Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)
Entwicklerteam : Christian Schweizer / Martin Neukom / Johannes Schuett

For more information and the plugins specification, please refer to our Bitbucket repository.

Created with the JUCE framework. and a IDE (eg. Xcode, Microsoft Visual Studio)


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[1] https://www.zhdk.ch/forschung/icst
[2] https://www.zhdk.ch/forschung/icst/software-downloads-5379/downloads-ambisonics-externals-for-maxmsp-5381
[3] https://www.york.ac.uk/inst/mustech/3d_audio/vst/welcome.html
[4] http://www.gerzonic.net/
[5] https://ambisonics.postach.io/page/icst-ambisonics-plugins
[6] https://bitbucket.org/christian_schweizer/icst-ambisonics-plugins/wiki/Home
[7] https://bitbucket.org/christian_schweizer/icst-ambisonics-plugins/issues?status=new&status=open