Today is the second day of the Ambisonics Symposium at IEM, Graz, Austria.
My poster and demonstration is on today, titled:
AmbiGrainer - A Higher Order Ambisonic Granulator in Pd
The paper is available in the online proceedings.
Below is a screenshot of the interface to the patch. The patch set itself is presently available as a beta by request.
AmbiGrainer is a high quality granulation engine, with sub-block grain timings, capable of producing some very smooth sounds. Grains may be individually panned in 3rd order Ambisonics (with per-grain order specification). Grains may also be specified directly by an external algorithm, or at a meta-level using the provided GUI. A nice feature is the creation of an Ambisonic grain cloud of grains at randomised directions. The system can run many thousands of grains per second, with 80 simultaneous voices running easily on a 2007 MacBook Pro.