Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder Plug-In (Download)

Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder Plug-In (Download)

Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder Plug-In (Download)

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Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder Plug-In (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Deliver Audio for VR and 360° Videos
  • Mix Tracks to Ambisonics B-Format
  • Full Spherical 360° Sound Field
  • Convert Mono, Stereo, and Surround Mixes
  • Position Elements in 360° Audio Mix
  • Control Mix Width, Elevation, Rotation
  • Insert on Full Mix or Individual Tracks
  • Intuitive GUI and Streamlined Controls
  • AmbiX-to-FuMa & FuMa-to-AmbiX Converters
  • Mac, Windows, AU, VST3, AAX Native
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  • 1Description

The Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder is a plug-in designed to convert and mix mono, stereo, and surround tracks to 1st-order Ambisonics B-Format. It encodes the entire sound image of a space (360° left and right, up and down) to deliver full-immersion, 3D surround sound for YouTube 360 and Facebook 360 videos, and VR game projects.

The B360 Ambisonics Encoder produces a four-channel encoded signal that contains all the information needed to reproduce a complete sphere of sound. The plug-in can be inserted on your entire stereo or surround (up to 7.1) mix to convert the entire file to Ambisonics B-Format. It can also be used on individual channels in your session to offer additional sound-design possibilities. In either case, the B360 gives you precise control over the mix's width, elevation, and rotation, as well as the positioning of elements inside the 3D sound field.

To help you create accurate, point-of-view reproduction of the sound sphere, the plug-in's intuitive interface features a Sound Sphere display, which represents each channel's imaging within the spherical Ambisonics soundscape as experienced from the listening position

Key Features
  • Delivers audio for VR and 360° videos
  • Convert mono, stereo, and surround mixes into 1st-order Ambisonics B-Format
  • Full spherical 360° sound field
  • Insert plug-in on individual channels in your session, for precise positioning of these channels in your 360° audio mix
  • Width, rotation, and elevation controls
  • Insert plug-in on your entire stereo or surround mix and convert the original file into Ambisonics B-format
  • Intuitive GUI and streamlined controls fit into your traditional mixing workflow
  • AmbiX-compatible—includes AmbiX-to-FuMa and FuMa-to-AmbiX utility converters
Controls
  • Input fader: Controls input level to the plug-in (-24 dB to +12 dB range)
  • Rotation: Rotates the elements of the track together (± 180°, continuous range—width and elevation settings are maintained while rotating)
  • Elevation: Moves all the elements up or down on the sound sphere (± 90° range)
  • Width L-R: Controls the separation between the L and R channels (0 to 180° range)
  • Width Lsr-Rsr—7.1 Component: Controls the width of the rear surround channel (0 to 180° range)
  • Width Ls-Rs—Mono, Stereo, 5.0 and 5.1 Components: Controls the width of the surround channels (0 to 180° range)
  • Width Lss-Rss—7.1 Only: Controls the width of the side surround channel (0 to 360° range)
Displays
  • Input Meters: Displays the the input signal level of each channel
  • Output Meters: Display the Ambisonics B-Format output stream—W, X, Y, Z channels
  • Sound Sphere: Displays the channel’s imaging within the spherical Ambisonics soundscape as experienced from the listening position
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  • 1Description
Mac System Requirements macOS 10.10.5 to 10.13.0

CPU: Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon

Memory: 8 GB RAM, 8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 (minimum), 1280 x 1024 / 1600 x 1024 (recommended)

USB displays are not supported as the primary display

Windows System Requirements Windows 7 with SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit

CPU: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core

Memory: 4 GB RAM, 8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 (minimum), 1280 x 1024 / 1600 x 1024 (recommended)

Support for Visually Impaired Users macOS Sierra 10.12.4
VoiceOver utility enabled
Pro-Tools 12.7
Logic 10.3.1

Preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar is not supported
Plug-In Compatibility Audio Units
VST3
AAX Native 64-bit (Pro-Tools 11.3.2 to 12.8.1, Pro-Tools HD required)
Sample Rate 96 kHz
Latency 44.1 kHz to 48 kHz: 0 sample
88.2 kHz to 96 kHz: 0 sample
Channel Components Mono to quad
Stereo to quad
5.0 to quad
5.1 to quad
7.1 to quad
AmbiX to FuMa
FuMa to AmbiX
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