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Ambisonic Surround Sound FAQ

Section 23

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23. References

An extensive reference list on Ambisonics, compiled by the late Michael A Gerzon and others, is available on my Ambisonic Web site. I am also happy to e-mail copies of the list to people. The references listed here are confined to those referred to in this FAQ (plus one).

Michael A Gerzon, 1977, "Multi-system Ambisonic decoder", in Wireless World. The design was in three parts:
Part 1: "Basic design philosophy", July issue, pages 43 to 47
Part 2: "Main decoder circuits", August issue, pages 69 to 73
Part 3: never published.

Michael A Gerzon, 1980, Practical Periphony: The Reproduction of Full-Sphere Sound, presented at the 65th Audio Engineering Society Convention, London, 25-28 February. Preprint 1571 (A6).

Prof P B Fellgett, 1981, "Ambisonics", in New Electronics, May issue, pages 38, 44, 46 and 48.

Trevor Attewell, 1982, "Ambisonics - the future of surround sound?", in Hi-Fi News & Record Review, Volume 27, number 9 (September issue), pages 53, 55, 56 and 58.

William Sommerwerck, 1984, "Ambisonics Comes of Age", in The Audio Amateur:
Part I: issue 3, pages 7 to 13 and page 58
Part II: issue 4, pages 38 to 45
Part III: issue 5, pages 36, 37, 40, 41 and 42.

Michael A Gerzon, 1985, "Ambisonics in Multichannel Broadcasting and Video", in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Volume 33, number 11 (November issue), pages 859 to 871.

Michael A Gerzon, 1992a, General Meta theory of Auditory Localisation, presented at the 92nd Audio Engineering Society Convention, Vienna, 24-27 March. Preprint 3306.

Michael A Gerzon, 1992b, Hierarchical System of Surround Sound Transmission for HDTV, presented at the 92nd Audio Engineering Society Convention, Vienna, 24-27 March. Preprint 3339.

Michael A Gerzon and Geoffrey J Barton, 1992, Ambisonic Decoders for HDTV, presented at the 92nd Audio Engineering Society Convention, Vienna, 24-27 March. Preprint 3345.

D G Malham, 1992, "Experience with Large Area 3-D Ambisonic Sound Systems", in Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, Volume 14, part 5, pages 209 to 215.

"Onkyo TX-SV909PRO A/V Receiver", in Sound & Vision, 1993, Volume 8, number 6 (March issue), page 14. This receiver incorporates an Ambisonic decoder.

Ian G Masters, 1993, "Ambisonics", in Sound & Vision, Volume 8, number 6 (March issue), pages 26 and 43.

J M Woodgate, 1994, "Surround Sound - Fad or Fancy?", in Electronics - The Maplin Magazine.
Part One: "The First Four Channels", July issue, pages 46 to 51
Part Two: "Multichannel and Ambisonics", August issue, pages 66 to 70
Part Three: "Dolby Surround and THX", September issue, pages 52 to 61.
These articles are available directly from John Woodgate.

M A Gerzon and P G Craven, 1995, "A High Rate Buried Data Channel for Audio CD", in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Volume 43, number 1/2 (January/February issue), pages 23 to 28.


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