cSPAThrtfV1 : Binaural Max For Live plugin (FFT based binaural panner using CIPIC HRTF database)


    The cSPAThrtf is a project created in november 2015 to be used as a binaural Max For Live plugin for theatre performances. It is based on the FFT-based binaural panner developed by Jakod Hougaard Andersen in 2011 : https://cycling74.com/tools/fft-based-binaural-panner/
    " FFT-based binaural panner was inspired by other Max projects such as Head in Space (http://sites.google.com/site/dariopizzamiglio/projects/head-in-space) and Binaural Tools (http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/binaural/binaural_tools.html). The FFT-based binaural panner was created to reduce the substantial load on the cpu that comes with convolution in the time-domain. It uses pfft~ to perform an equivalent but ‘cheaper’ mutliplying process in the frequency-domain. The panner uses the impulse responses from the CIPIC HRTF database (http://interface.cipic.ucdavis.edu/sound/hrtf.html) but in a frequency-domain and interpolated version. "
    This package only contains one set of HRTF matrix files (Subject3). You can download more on : http://4-to-one.dk/fftBinPan/All%20HRTF%20matrix%20files.rar and put them in the lib folder.
    cSAThrtf uses two java classes for part of the process and ambimonitor (external by Ambisonics) as interface.
    Functions : - up to 44 different HRTF subjects - HRTF subject matcher - customisable dimensions of the virtual room - Mono or Stereo (DualMono) mode - Azimuth and Elevation test function with clock testing sound - coordinates of the different points (Listener, Sound 1, Sound2) given to Ableton Live as plugin values allow you to use automation
    I hope you'll like it, and I would be happy to have your comments on this tool, in order to make it better !
    Thanks to JHA and François WEBER.
    Best regards,
    Clément HUBERT