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Re : Zoom H3-VR anyone?
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Courville, Daniel
2018-11-18 17:19:46 UTC
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Hi there,

Use the Zoom software for A to B-Format conversion.

Once in B-Format, the choices are numerous. For 1st order to binaural decoding, there's Harpex, of course. https://harpex.net

But also have a look at the IEM plug-ins https://plugins.iem.at

And the AALTO SPARTA plug-ins http://research.spa.aalto.fi/projects/sparta_vsts/

Harpex and the binaural decoder in the SPARTA suite can load SOFA files. The IEM suite will soon include a binaural decoder that can also load SOFA files.

Cheers,

Daniel


Le 18-11-18 12:00

The sound seems OK but the post-processing software from the Zoom
website is nothing to write home about. Essential features like level
control and normalising are lacking and I'm not too happy with the
conversion to Binaural.

So, if anyone has suggestions for better Mac ambisonics software or
plugins I'd love to hear from you.
Axel Drioli
2018-11-18 18:05:50 UTC
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There is no plugin for it right? Only standalone.

Can't seem to find it.
Post by Courville, Daniel
Hi there,
Use the Zoom software for A to B-Format conversion.
Once in B-Format, the choices are numerous. For 1st order to binaural
decoding, there's Harpex, of course. https://harpex.net
But also have a look at the IEM plug-ins https://plugins.iem.at
And the AALTO SPARTA plug-ins
http://research.spa.aalto.fi/projects/sparta_vsts/
Harpex and the binaural decoder in the SPARTA suite can load SOFA files.
The IEM suite will soon include a binaural decoder that can also load SOFA
files.
Cheers,
Daniel
Le 18-11-18 12:00
The sound seems OK but the post-processing software from the Zoom
website is nothing to write home about. Essential features like level
control and normalising are lacking and I'm not too happy with the
conversion to Binaural.
So, if anyone has suggestions for better Mac ambisonics software or
plugins I'd love to hear from you.
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Ralf R Radermacher
2018-11-20 22:27:07 UTC
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Post by Courville, Daniel
Use the Zoom software for A to B-Format conversion.
Salut Daniel

So you would recommend having the Zoom record in A-format instead of
letting it do the conversion to B-format internally?

I'm wondering if maybe the internal conversion applies some kind of mic
calibration data but of course we'll never know. The software has a
button labelled "Ambisonic Filter" but the manual only says "Enable it
to improve spatial accuracy" so maybe this is it. Mystère et boule de
gomme...

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David Pickett
2018-11-20 23:10:22 UTC
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Post by Ralf R Radermacher
I'm wondering if maybe the internal conversion applies some kind of
mic calibration data but of course we'll never know.
... unless someone does the experiment of comparing the internal
conversion with and external conversion!

David
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
2018-11-21 07:36:00 UTC
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Post by David Pickett
Post by Ralf R Radermacher
I'm wondering if maybe the internal conversion applies some kind of
mic calibration data but of course we'll never know.
... unless someone does the experiment of comparing the internal
conversion with and external conversion!
Yup. I got one here at CCRMA that I hope to measure (same measuring rig
I use for the microphones I build for the SpHEAR project). But I won't
have time soon. The idea is to get data on the internal B format
rendering and then compare that with a custom calibration (and other
microphones).

-- Fernando

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