Monitoring 3rd Order Ambisonics through a 5.1.4 speaker array?


I’m baffled - there seems to not be a Downmix Preset for a 5.1.4 speaker arrangement! :frowning: Has anyone tried to monitor Ambisonics through a Dolby Atmos type of speaker array in Nuendo? How do you do it properly?

You need an Ambisonics-decoder. There are free ones, too:


@Dietz, Nuendo has its own decoding plugin. But my problem is that I’m not sure where to put it! At which point the plugin should work?

What I basically have in the session is:

  • Mono edit tracks that go to:
  • 3rd Order Ambisonics GROUP CHANNEL that has a send to:
  • 5.1.2 GROUP CHANNEL that goes to:
  • 5.1.2 OUTPUT

So where do I put the decoder VST as an insert?