I am setting up an Ambisonics session and I found out the Ambidecoder panner makes my tracks quite quiet.
I just created a stereo and 1OA tracks to assign them to a 3OA group, using Ambidecoder panner.
I did duplicates 30A tracks of the same, using IEM Stereo encoder and Harpex as decoding plugins.
The ones with Ambidecoder, sound around 9dB quieter.
Is there something I am missing or is it a bug?
it’s no bug… it just works like that…
Is there any specific reasons?
Any other formats (Stereo, Surround, Spatial Sound) sound properly, but when the Ambidecoder is used, it sounds way quieter. I think is a bug, or a bad engineering choice.
You might consider the dearVR AMBI MICRO free plugin instead of the Nuendo built-in ‘Ambidecoder’. In my experience with the Dolby Atmos setup, it is close if not totally matching the loudness.
I have DearVR, the proper one, I never use. I prefer Harpex.
I was trying to set up an exchange session with someone who do not have and cannot afford those plugins and use the factory ones made sense, until I found out the glitch.
Strangely enough, I tried to install also the AmbiMicro and now the volume also with Ambidecoder sound correct.
I just did a test with three tracks, using Ambidecoder, Ambimicro, and Harpex and now they all sound at the same level.