Ambisonics is unarguably the best surround technology, yet ardour does not support this? I find this astonishing...
Don't even try to give me the "it's not commercial" BS, it IS commercial, Waves plugins use 2nd order ambisonic processing internally and only render to 5.1 etc at the output.
If Ardour took a similar route it would be unarguably THE BEST editor for surround, from 5.1 to 7.1 to 10.2 to zillion.zillion, with complete localisation and panning of sounds and FUTURE PROOF underlying structure.
I'm disappointed that this does not exist and I can find no plans for it on the site. The technology exists, but people struggle daily with Digi nonsense because they don't support it properly.
I hope the development team sees the sense in making Ardour the most surround advanced editor in the world.