Author Topic: Unsatisfied of quad (supposed "3D") sounds and of dolby sillyness. Read this.  (Read 2714 times)

jeromelab

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http://ambisonicbootlegs.wordpress.com/2007/08/30/interview-with-simon-goodwin-of-codemasters-on-the-ps3-game-dirt-and-ambisonics/

Finally some progress in 3D "soundfield" rendering! For the ones that don't know, currently DirectX/OpenAL 3D sounds are not really "3D", they are limited to a x/y plane, as the speakers have to be organised in a quad or 5.1/7.1 cinema fashion. There is no way you can have "height" except by multiplying speakers and listeners, then trying to "simulate" it. Yet there is a solution since years, it's called ambisonics and computers/consoles are finally fast enough for using ambisonics in realtime. I hope to see an implementation in BASS one of these days.