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Ambisonics:  An Incomplete Glossary

by Dr. Geoffrey Barton

Reprinted from MCS Review, Vol.3, No.4, March 1982.

If you're still having trouble understanding Ambisonics, you are not alone.  Because the concepts behind the recording and playback systems using in Ambisonics are radically different from those employed in quadraphonics, Ambisonics has required its own vocabulary.  Dr. Barton, an active participant in the development of Ambisonics in England, prepared this glossary for the MCS Review.  We think you'll find it useful as you read and hear more about Ambisonics.

Reprinted from MCS Review, Vol.3, No.4, March 1982.
Copyright © 1982, 2000 by Laurence A. Clifton

Last updated: July 23, 2000

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