Improving Binaural Ambisonics Decoding by Spherical Harmonics Domain Tapering and Coloration Compensation

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  • Technical University of Berlin
  • Microsoft Research

Abstract

A powerful and flexible approach to record or encode a spatial sound scene is through spherical harmonics (SHs), or Ambisonics. An SH-encoded scene can be rendered binaurally by applying SH-encoded head-related transfer functions (HRTFs). Limitations of the recording equipment or computational constraints dictate the spatial reproduction accuracy, thus rendering might suffer from spatial degradation as well as coloration. This paper studies the effect of tapering the SH representation of a binaurally rendered sound field in conjunction with its spectral equalization. The proposed approach is shown to reduce coloration and thus improves perceived audio quality.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICASSP 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 May 201917 May 2019
Conference number: 44

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
ISSN (Print)1520-6149
ISSN (Electronic)2379-190X

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
Abbreviated titleICASSP
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period12/05/201917/05/2019

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