So once the DTS conversions are done (should be within 24 hours of writing this), the interesting thing will be to watch what is the proportion of downloads of DTS to ambisonic.
If the DTS files have more downloads, then we know we are accessing a different group of people… people who might not have any ‘ambisonic’ knowledge at all, but can burn a CD.
There’s a couple of interesting questions here:
- how long will it take for the DTS downloads to pick up (i.e. for non-ambisonicly educated listeners to find the site)
- what proportion of non-ambisonicly educated listeners will discover and turn to the ambisonic versions of files.
… ofcourse there’s also the popularity of the stereo files which, from initial observations, will be significant.