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

Installation: OS X 10.11+ / Windows /Linux (experimental)

Current version ICST Ambisonics Plugins v2.3.0
Installer: ICST_AmbiPlugins_2.3.0_osx-universal
Please send us your Issues

Note: That version 2.0 is not compatible with v.1.0!
We have changed the coordinate system to the cartesian right-hand version to be compatible with other plugins.
Thanks for your understanding because of these circumstances.

For further information, see also here: Readme.
Please visit the ICST Ambisonics Plugins Wiki.

1. Begin by downloading the "ICST Ambisonics Plugin Bundle" from here
  1. unzip the downloaded archive and the .zip files and move the "ICST Ambisonics Plugin Bundle" folder containing:
    • the VST-plug-ins to your VST plugins folder. That folder is usually located here:
macOS: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components or ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
macOS: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3 or ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3
hint: for the user/Library press "alt and go to"

Installation: (Windows)
  • windows: C:\Programm Files\Steinberg\VstPlugins
  • open your DAW and load the Plugins

Preparing Reaper:
The plug-ins were tested with the Reaper DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). To use the feature of selectable Ambisonics order, Reaper has to inform the plug-ins about the current channel size.
This can be done as follows:
  • Open Reaper after installing the plug-ins
  • Open the plugin browser (click the add button in the FX list of a channel)
  • Search for „AmbisonicDecoder_o1_32CH.vst" and add that in the MASTER_FX
  • Search for „AmbisonicEncoder_o1_32CH.vst" and add that in the Track_FX
  • Open the ICST Ambisonics Plugins Reaper Template; this is perhaps the easiest way to get started.

Download this helpful Plugins:
Be sure that you have installed this 3rd-part Plugin!
  • ambix_plugins to macOS: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST
  • ambig_binaural_presets to ~/Library/ambix/binaural_presets

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