Direction of late reverberation and envelopment in two reproduced Berlin concert halls

Winfried Lachenmayr*, Aki Haapaniemi, Tapio Lokki

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Most studies on the influence of the direction of late reverberation on listener envelopment (LEV) in concert halls have been conducted in laboratory conditions, i.e. where synthetic sound fields and a relatively limited number of loudspeakers were used to approximate a real, spatially quite complex acoustic situation. This study approaches LEV from the real acoustics: The late part of the sound field of two measured concert halls Berlin Konzerthaus and Berlin Philharmonie, auralized with a state-of-the-art reproduction method, is altered virtually regarding its' direction. Results suggest that the figure-of-eight weighting applied in late lateral level LJ for predicting envelopment is underestimating the importance of reverberation from directions such as ceiling and rear.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016, AES 2016
PublisherAudio Engineering Society Convention
ISBN (Print)9781510825703
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAudio Engineering Society Convention - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles , United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20162 Oct 2016
Conference number: 141


ConferenceAudio Engineering Society Convention
Abbreviated titleAES
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


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