Definition of ambisonic in English:


Syllabification: am·bi·son·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌambiˈsänik


  • Denoting or relating to a high-fidelity audio system that reproduces the directional and acoustic properties of recorded sound using two or more channels.
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    • The microphone which we use is exactly the same one that we use to make the majority of our ambisonic recordings.
    • At the present time it is a relatively easy task to make a first order Ambisonic recording.
    • This project will involve the development of software designed to allow the dynamic placement of sounds within an ambisonic array of speakers.


(ambisonics) [treated as singular] Back to top  
  • Ambisonic reproduction or systems.
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    • Beyond surround sound lie the developing technologies of wavefront synthesis and ambisonics, for example, which are much more capable of conveying the direction and even the size of a sound source.
    • Despite its invention nearly 20 years ago, ambisonics has remained rather obscure to this day due to the fact that decoding processors have not been readily available.


1970s: from Latin ambi- 'on both sides' + sonic.

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