Spatial Audio and Ambisonics Freeware Tools

March 19, 2020| We Sound Effects

Spatial audio is called to be the next audio revolution, Immersive Audio, VR Audio, 3D Sound, Surround Sound, Binaural, Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, 360-sound, .. , are you ready for the next generation audio?

We`re sure some of you are involved on spatial audio and ambisonics, so we compiled a list of interesting free software that can help while working on your spatial audio and ambisonics projects.

Ambeo Orbit | Binaural panner plugin.
Ambisonic Toolkit | Ambisonic tools kit for Reaper.
Ambix | Ambisonic plugin suite by Matthias Kronlachner.
Envelop | Open-source spatial audio production tools.
Gaudio Lab Works | Spatial audio plug-in for Virtual Reality.
IEM | Open-source audio plugin suite for spatial audio and ambisonics.
Janoma | Max/MSP audio and spatialisation toolset.
MCFX | Multichannel audio plug-in suite by Matthias Kronlachner.
Soundscape Renderer | Real-time spatial audio tool providing rendering algorithms as, Wave Field Synthesis, Ambisonics and Binaural techniques.
Sparta | Open-source VST audio plug-in suite for spatial audio production, reproduction and visualisation .
Spat | Software suite for spatialization of sound signals in real-time intended for musical creation, postproduction, and live performances.
Spatial Workstation | Software suite for designing spatial audio for 360 video and cinematic VR.
Spatium | Open source and modular software tools for sound spatialization.
Soundfield | Advanced ambisonic processing plugin.
X-Volver | Audio signals matrix convolution plugin up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs.
Wig Ware | Ambisonic utilities set designed by Bruce Wiggins.

The Spatial Audio and Ambisonics freeware tools list plus some other resources can also be found here.

It`s worth checking out these 2 Spatial Audio projects and an Immersive Audio Masterclass at SONAR+D.


Enjoy this VR video with spatial audio on your Android device. Spatial audio lets you listen to audio from all directions. Put on headphones for the best listening experience.


“Pearl” is a sweet coming-of-age story that follows a daughter, her musician father and the family car over a span of years, following the duo as the daughter grows from a tiny tot to a young woman ready to take her father’s legacy to the next level.

It’s part music video, part road movie, and entirely immersive, thanks to it being a 360-degree animated short that lets viewers tilt their phones to look around in the car and find their own vantage point as the story unfolds around them.


Last year we had a great Immersive Audio Masterclass at Sonar Festival in Barcelona.

This masterclass from sound technologist Ludovico Vignaga gives an experts’ view on the most significant concepts and tools that are shaping the next generation of sound experiences and music creation. Focusing not only on technological advances but also the artistic process and applications of the same, this is a talk guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing.

Categories: Free Resources, Immersive Audio