New Dimensions for Ambisonics
Both two-dimensional (pantophonic) and three-dimensional (periphonic) representations of soundfields are common place in ambisonics. Reproducing either on rigs essentially designed for the other is common place. What though if one synthesises a four (or more) dimensional soundfield and reproduces this on a standard rig? As there appears to be no source on hyperspherical harmonics applicable to ambisonics, the mathematical basis is first set out. The manipulation of hyperambisonic soundfields (rotation, mirroring, dominance) is then discussed. During that discussion various 'proofs' are advanced as to the finite range of transformations that can be applied to ambisonic soundfields, of whatever dimension.
Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $33 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.