One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting or relating to a high-fidelity audio system that reproduces the directional and acoustic properties of recorded sound using two or more channels.
- ‘This project will involve the development of software designed to allow the dynamic placement of sounds within an ambisonic array of speakers.’
- ‘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.’
treated as singular Ambisonic reproduction or systems.
- ‘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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