About Us

Blue Ripple Sound and Higher Order Ambisonics

We do 3D sound properly! Lots of hard sums, and some nice efficient code, mean we can bring you innovative creative tools for the studio, and unsurpassed 3D sound for film, music, gaming and Virtual Reality.

We've been enthusiastic about Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) for a while and set up Blue Ripple Sound in 2008 to research and develop it - and to bring it to the World.

Ambisonics has been around for a while. It was developed originally by a brilliant mathematician called Michael Gerzon (and others) in the seventies and its mathematical framework has been developed further over the years, mostly by the academic community. It has always sounded great and it's now even better. Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) has improved the spatial resolution possible beyond "Classic" Ambisonics and is scalable, so you can add more detail depending on the CPU power or bandwidth you have available.

We took a "build-it-and-they-will-come" approach to HOA. We started with the Rapture3D OpenAL game engine on PC and then moved on to a set of third order ambisonic (O3A) VST studio plugins to provide a complete tool chain for HOA mixing in professional studios. Rapture3D Universal brings the gaming and studio worlds together, allowing dynamic playback of professional 3D studio mixes in games or Virtual Reality within a powerful and fast game audio engine.

What next? We have some ideas, but we'd love to hear your suggestions too!

Contact Details and Legal Stuff

Postal address:

Blue Ripple Sound Limited
c/o BSG Valentine Lynton House
7-12 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9BQ UK

Phone number for e-commerce problems only: +44 20 7096 0379

Other support enquiries should go by email to support@blueripplesound.com.

UK Company Number: 6571739

VAT Registration Number: 933 4246 31