Current options for DBAP

    Apr 15 2019 | 10:52 am
    I have asked this before and am just wondering if there's any new developments. I am looking for DBAP externals/solutions that include height. I am aware of Jamoma though Im not sure if this is capable of mapping elevation as well. I basically would want to to be able to map irregular speaker locations, from straight lines of speakers , to very irregular arrays with speaker sin odd locations covering large areas, and pan between these speakers using amplitude panning. At the moment I do this with ICSTs ambisonic equivalent panners but , it works, but they are basically designed for peripheral speaker arrays so am looking to change . Any suggestions aprt from Jamoma ? Anyone use A-objects or MIAP for this ?

    • Apr 15 2019 | 11:59 am
      Hi Augustine, You can use [j.dbap] from the jamoma package (Jamoma v1.0.1 | build 79a47f8). Works well for me, with elevetion too (Max 8.0.5 - Mac OS 10.14.4). François
    • Apr 15 2019 | 12:45 pm
      Great tx Francois Ive been looking to try Jamoma for a while. Im assuming you can change trajectories in realtime and automate them too .
    • Apr 15 2019 | 7:23 pm
      Although François when I try and install Jamoma it says not supported by 64 bit windowsin package manager and if i try and download from giyhub it wont load the externals giving error 126.
    • Apr 15 2019 | 7:54 pm
    • Apr 15 2019 | 8:10 pm
      Hi François yes Ive been there. Their 64 bit windows stuff doesnt really work apparently :
      Max 32bit Jamoma doesnt seem to work on a 64 bit windows system either - package manager wont install it on a 64 bit windows system either. Looks like this was mainly developed for mac. Which basically leaves SPAT... expensive.....
    • Apr 15 2019 | 8:22 pm
      Although according to this page spat for max is free ?
    • Apr 16 2019 | 4:46 pm
      Spat is sort of free... Read more : For your use case, I'd recommend the "KNN" panning (in spat dialect) which can be seen as a generalization of DBAP. Works for arbitrary speaker layouts.
    • Apr 16 2019 | 5:28 pm
      yeah I was looking at that, nearest neighbour etc . Theres a few "exotic" panning methods there Im looking forward to exploring.