By Stephan Hotto
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Experience your records with a different kind of audio reproduction system called Ambiophonics!
Don't use Earphones!
You need to connect loudspeaker - closely separated - to experience Ambiophonics!
The Principles of Ambiophonics:
- Ambiophonics uses "Recursive Ambiophonic Crosstalk Elimination" to enable binaural listening
- The Speakers are positioned with a separation angle smaller than 20° (called Ambiodipol) instead of 60° used in stereo. No worries, the sound stage goes far beyond the boundaries set by the speakers (up to 120°).
1.) Ambiophonics has been invented by the Ambiophonics Institute: http://www.ambiophonics.org
2.) RACE (Recursive Ambiophonic Crosstalk Elimination) is a free algorithm made available by the Ambiophonics Institute.
The sound stage gets a strong deepness, height and wideness which creates a real three dimensional listening experience.
Locating a single sound source within the original stereo image is much easier with Ambiophonics. You're able to pinpoint each instrument in all three dimensions!
To achieve optimal cross talk cancellation Ambiophonics has a sweet spot (similar to stereo) along the median line where the sound stage has its best representation.
What's New in Version 2.0
- Extended Audio Player Navigation:
+ Select & Play / Stop
+ Pause / Continue
+ One Track Backward: |<<
+ One Track Forward: >>|
- Bug which caused short segments of sound repetition at the beginning of the next track has been fixed
Please try this.
The update is great!!
I discovered ambiophonics not too long ago and all I can say is stereo will never achieve the amount of realism this can. I design and build loudspeakers, my reference system is an ambiopole because no stereophonic system can image a phantom center. It is not possible. Speaker designers struggle very hard to achieve a flat frequency response, and for what? Try and measure two loudspeakers 60 degrees apart producing the same tone and see how flat the response is with a dummy head set up. Now we just need the recording industry to get on board and start using ambiophones, or at least 2 mic. Recording techniques to really get the full effect of ambiophonics. For most people this will be a revelation, for people who are still weary of dsp.....well, there is no way we can convince them anyway :) I am so very grateful that this is available for the iPad....and for free? Great stuff! The programer must have a deep affection for audio reproduction. Thank you very much!
( please read the instructions on the positioning of the loudspeakers and the correct settings or it won't sound as intended. Don't use headphones! ) it takes some tweaking, but once dialed in you may not move your speakers back :)
Interesting, but experimental
This app does a good job of demonstrating Ambiophonics, but it also does a good job of proving that Ambiophonics is not good for every song. Some just sounds awful with this processing. Some are amazing, though. The app itself is not very stable, there are audio glitches here and there and it sometimes crashes. Free though, and it's a good, easy way to try out Ambiophonics.
Enough said. Doesn't work on iPad Air...