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ambisonics

(ˌæmbɪˈsɒnɪks)
n
(Electronics) (functioning as singular) the technique of reproducing and transmitting surround sound. See surround sound
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Traditionally associated with Ambisonics, SoundField has a strong reputation amongst surround sound professionals as the only single microphone capable of delivering a full surround mix.
Presenting highlights from Nimbus' extensive catalogue of Ambisonic recordings, the series will feature titles dating back to the early 1970s.
A British-invented system, Ambisonic technology records a 360 degree sound field using a "single point" microphone with four capsules that is then "UHJ-encoded" to provide a two-channel stereo signal, so that it is compatible with all standard playback equipment, but can be decoded back to four-channel surround with the appropriate equipment.
Recent advances in surround sound and the widespread growth in sales of home theatre systems has enabled Nimbus Records to re-release their Ambisonic recordings on the DVD-A format, therefore allowing playback as originally intended in four channels.