Huh? What is this site about? ... and what is Ambisonics?
ambisonia.com is a community of surround sound enthusiasts who publish high quality surround sound in a format called Ambisonics.
Ambisonics is a new type of
surround sound technology that offers a more immersive, emotive and accurate surround audio experience
When you watch a DVD with surround sound, that sound is usually 'post-produced' or artificially created in a
studio. There's very little 'real' surround sound in DVDs. The movie industry always places the voice in the
centre speaker and sounds are more heavily distributed in the front 2 speakers. Ambisonics, however, is the
real deal. Ambisonics delivers the real surround sound experience by using advanced audio
processing techniques to accurately re-create all the aspects of a sound field.
The pieces published on ambisonia.com range from field recordings, to electronic compositions to classical
music recordings. The ambisonic community includes many people from different walks of life who all share a
passion for high quality surround sound. Here, you are invited to share their passion and listen in real, glorious,
next-generation surround sound.
To listen to the contributed ambisonic audio, you will have to download the files.
You will also need software to playback the '.amb' audio files.
A list of available software can be seen here.
This web site is a static version of the original collaborative web site created and maintained by Etienne Deleflie.
It was build as an effort to migrate it to a newer infrastructure,
as an intermediate step for an upgraded version of the original collaborative web site.
Only content previsously published by contributors is exposed on this version of the site.
So for now, any modification or new addition must be done manually by its current maintainer, Marc Lavallée.