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ZirkOSC 3 plugin for Zirkonium



The Groupe de Recherche en Immersion Spatiale (GRIS) from the Faculty of Music of University of Montreal has just announced ZirkOSC version 3, a plugin for multiphonic 3D spatial sound.

The ZirkOSC3 is a plugin (AU and VST formats) designed to control the Zirkonium MKII from any compatible audio sequencer on a Mac. It allows the user to spatialize the sound in 3D under a dome of speakers. As its name implies, it sends Open Sound Control (OSC) data to the Zirkonium. The ZirkOSC3 is not an audio plugin, it only sends and receives data between two applications. The audio itself is sent from the DAW to the Zirkonium through Jack.

The Zirkonium MKII was developed at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe (Germany). It is based on the Vector Base Amplitude Panning (VBAP) algorithm developed in Helsinki by Ville Pulkki.

New in Version 3:

ZirkOSC3 is an open source plugin available with a very important manual (English only) on SourceForge:


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