Installation and Authorization
Download the plugin, unzip it and put it in your plugin folder. On Windows, we do not provide specific installers since most users like to install their plugins in a custom directory. On Mac, a shortcut to the appropriate location is provided in the dmg. If you have any trouble installing the plugin, please contact us directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your license can be used to authorize up to five computers. However, the license is strictly restricted to one individual (i.e., you).
For organizations (companies, universities...) special prices can apply depending on the number of requested licenses. If you have questions, please email email@example.com
Customers who previously bought Ambi non-HD plugin(s) benefit 70% discount to upgrade to the corresponding HD plugin(s). Same is true for the Ambi Bundle.
This means the upgrade price is 30% of the permanent retail price (excluding temporary sales).
If you previously bought Ambi non-HD plugins and want to upgrade, please contact us by email before buying, we will create a special coupon for you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Customers who previously bought Ambi HD plugins separately (i.e., not as a bundle) can get a discount to get the full Ambi Bundle HD.
We calculate 66% of what you paid, and subtract it from the bundle retail price (excluding sales).
For example, if you bought Ambi Head HD for 189 euros, we’ll remove 126 euros from the HD bundle price, so that it’ll cost 479-126=353 euros.
Please contact us by email before buying, we will create a special coupon for you. email@example.com
Ambi Bundle HD
Ambi Head HD is natively supported by several headtrackers :
Compatibility with NXOSC is also possible with this additional Max patch.
Please check this video from Michael G. Wagner showing how to setup Ambi Head HD + RJ Labs Head-Tracker.
To export to Youtube, you need to
- export audio as a 4-channel ambiX WAV file
- glue that file to your video, add metadata and export to Youtube
1) Since Youtube and Ambi Pan use the same ambiX format, step 1 is fairly straight forward.
In Protools, print Master Quad, then select the clip and press Cmd+Shift+K to export it. Choose the interleaved format.
In Logic, turn Ambi Head off in the Master Track, then bounce it to disk. Alternatively you can create a Quadraphonic bus, route your tracks to this bus and print it.
In Reaper, turn Ambi Head off in the Master track, then render it. Reaper also gives the possibility to directly render the video including the audio mix. Both rendering settings are shown below.
2) Second step is to glue the audio file to your video.
There are several resources available online about this part, like the comprehensive tutorial by Lidwine Hô and Hervé Dejardin. Basically you need to install ffmpeg, then open a terminal and enter :
ffmpeg -i VIDEO_IN.mov -i AUDIO_IN.wav -c:v copy -c:a pcm_s24le -af “pan=4.0|c0=c0|c1=c1|c2=c2|c3=c3” VIDEO_OUT.mov
Then, tag VIDEO_OUT.mov as a 360 video file with spatial audio, following these guidelines to inject appropriate metadata.
Finally, upload to Youtube.
Yes. Ambi Head will convert your B-format recordings to binaural. Ambi Pan will let you add mono or stereo sources to the mix, e.g., spot microphones.
More details can be found in the AMBEO Blueprints edited by Sennheiser.
First, make sure to convert your recordings from A to B-format. This can be done with plugins usually provided by the microphone manufacturer. The output of these plugins may be FuMa or ambiX. If needed you can use our free Ambi Converter to convert FuMa to ambiX and vice-versa.
There are different techniques to record a room impulse response (sweep, gunshot, balloon…). The sweep method (see Angelo Farina’s paper) is the one we recommend. Here are two possible options to use it in practice :
- HISS for Max/MSP
- Apple Impulse Response Utility (included in Logic Pro)
With Apple Response Utility, use the mono -> quad I/O config. Follow the steps described in the manual, and export the .SDIR file. This file can then be converted to a standard 4-channel wavfile by an audio editor (e.g., Audacity).
Alternatively, you can use our own sweep to record your IR. We’ll perform the required processing and send you back an IR that you can drag and drop in Ambi Verb HD. Please be aware that for the moment this service is provided for free, and we do it when we can find some time. If you are in a rush or want to compute many IRs, please consider another option.
If you can also provide us with a 360 picture of the room, we would be happy to keep your IR in our database and share it with other Noise Makers users in the future.
Here is the required equipment : a loudspeaker, a 4-channel recorder, a FOA microphone, and this sweep wavfile.
To measure the room, place the speaker at a position that seems appropriate (e.g., on stage) and the FOA microphone about 2 meters from it. Then :
– create a rec session at 48kHz
– play the mono sweep and record the result on 4 channels using the FOA microphone
– apply a A-format->B-format converter on the 4-channel track, to convert it to ambiX
– export the result as a 4-channel wavfile (at 48kHz) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunatly the app Jump Inspector is now deprecated, so the info below is obsolete… We let it here for archive, but it is not a usable solution anymore.
A recent phone is recommended, with the latest Android installed.
Here is a template session with a MIDI Time Code (MTC) track already setup, and the FX chain AmbiHeadJump.RfxChain inserted on the master track. Details to create your own sessions are described below.
1) Setup your phone
– Install Jump Inspector from the Play Store (then open the app once, to create the jump folder)
– Connect your phone with Android file transfer
– Drag and drop a video in the jump folder (note: if it is a monoscopic video, you need to name it with .360.mono.mp4 at the end, or .360.mono.mov)
– Then connect your phone as a MIDI device instead of USB file transfer (MIDI option available in the top Android menu)
2) Setup your Reaper session
– Make sure your phone is recognized as a MIDI device
– Insert an MTC (MIDI Time Code) track
– Select Send MIDI (MTC) in its properties
– Select your phone as the MIDI input of the MTC track and arm the track to record
– In the MASTER FX, insert the FX chain AmbiHeadJump.RfxChain
Finally, launch Jump Inspector and choose a video. In the Master track, Ambi Head should automatically rotate when you move the phone. If you press play/stop in Reaper, it should also start/stop the video on the phone.
In Logic, the project must be set to Quadraphonic. This is done in the Project Settings, accessible in the menu File/Project Settings/Audio (see image below).
Then, when creating a new track for Ambi Pan, select Stereo or Mono Input, and Surround Output. For Ambi Head, select Surround Input and Stereo Output.
Please try the template for Logic available here, it’ll give you a simple routing example. Other templates are provided for Reaper and Protools HD.