multispeaker advice, ambisonics? (OT)


    Oct 11 2007 | 12:38 pm

    • Oct 11 2007 | 1:02 pm
      Hi
      We are currently using a 4 ways + 2 sub installation in a 20 * 25 m room. I wrote a (very) simple 2-to-4 panning patch to let a stereo image turn following an angle message. Even with a simple algorithm, I get pretty good results, which are OK for our goal (dancer equipped with sensors). Also, I can narrow the stereo field for better tuning of effect with respect to the rotation speed.
      Dominique
    • Oct 11 2007 | 2:49 pm
      nice, what brand of speakers did you choose?
      On Oct 11, 2007, at 3:02 PM, Dominique DAVID wrote:
      > > Hi > > We are currently using a 4 ways + 2 sub installation in a 20 * 25 > m room. I wrote a (very) simple 2-to-4 panning patch to let a > stereo image turn following an angle message. Even with a simple > algorithm, I get pretty good results, which are OK for our goal > (dancer equipped with sensors). Also, I can narrow the stereo field > for better tuning of effect with respect to the rotation speed. > > Dominique
    • Oct 11 2007 | 3:51 pm
      Hi,
      This article gives a good overview of some options: http://www.shef.ac.uk/content/1/c6/04/13/63/ajmicmc2004.pdf
      One thing to think about is that with 8 speakers you can build up a fair amount of amplification (as opposed to 2 speakers) so you can take your budget a bit further by getting better quality but smaller speakers with a subwoofer. Genelec, dynaudio, adam (for cheaper) and earthworks (for fun) offer some great options along with mackie and meyer. For that budget I would go with a passive system.
      Cheers,
      Carey
      On 10/11/07, isjtar wrote: > nice, what brand of speakers did you choose? > > On Oct 11, 2007, at 3:02 PM, Dominique DAVID wrote: > > > > > Hi > > > > We are currently using a 4 ways + 2 sub installation in a 20 * 25 > > m room. I wrote a (very) simple 2-to-4 panning patch to let a > > stereo image turn following an angle message. Even with a simple > > algorithm, I get pretty good results, which are OK for our goal > > (dancer equipped with sensors). Also, I can narrow the stereo field > > for better tuning of effect with respect to the rotation speed. > > > > Dominique > >
    • Oct 12 2007 | 12:41 pm
    • Oct 25 2007 | 10:05 am
      isjtar schrieb: > only thing i'm wondering, the brands you mention are studio monitors, > are they good for this kind of stuff?
      Even better, as the difference between PA and studio monitors is that studio monitors have to be more precise (better) in terms of sound and PA speakers have to be more solid for carrying them arond. But if you have a fixed installation in a room, the latter doesn't apply...
      Stefan
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