I hope that someone can give me a hint or point to the right direction, as I’m currently struggling with Ambisonics channel routing (not track routing).
Nuendo (and Cubase) does a great job in handling and automated routing of Ambisonic signals. But freely routing (as what I’ve heard from Reaper or ProTools) is not possible. Routing from a higher channel configuration (Ambisonics, or 22.2, etc.) to a lower configuration (like stereo) is no problem and the channels can be assigned (not 100% freely without some hacks) to dedicated different channels. What I’d like to do is the opposite and route 1 mono signal to a dedicated channel (out of the 16 channels from 3rd order ambisonics). I’ve created 16 mono groups which are routed via send (not direct) to the 16 single HW channels of the Audio interface that have been assigned to the Ambisonics Main Bus. Checking the level meters doesn’t show me a single channel inside the Ambisonics Main Bus. The send channel has the highest volume level but the other channels do all have some sound data. I can understand such behavior, when sending a mono track to an Ambisonics track, due to the conversion from Mono to Ambisonics but not when the sound source is sent to a dedicated Ambisonics channel. Do I need to take a different approach?
So far, I haven’t found a VST3 plug-in that would do the job when routing a mono track to an ambisonics group.
Is there anyone around with the right idea?