Evaluation of sound field synthesis techniques with a binaural auditory model

Marko Takanen*, Hagen Wierstorf, Ville Pulkki, Alexander Raake

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Wave field synthesis and Ambisonics strive to reconstruct a sound field within a listening area using the interference of loudspeaker signals. Due to the spatial sampling, an error-free reconstruction is not achieved within the entire listening area and consequently, the perceived quality of the reproduction may be impaired. Specifically, sound events may be localized incorrectly and the individual loudspeaker signals may result in perceived coloration. Here, a binaural auditory model was employed to predict the localization error in several off-center-listening positions and to visualize coloration artifacts. The model outputs provided good match for perceptual data from previously conducted listening tests, verifying the applicability of the model to evaluate the reconstructed sound fields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAES 54th International Conference - Audio Forensics
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques, Technologies, and Practice
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780937803981, 9780937803998
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAES Conference on Spatial Audio - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014
Conference number: 55


ConferenceAES Conference on Spatial Audio


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