Perceptual cartoonification in multi-spatial sound systems

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Lennox, Peter and Myatt, Tony 2011. Perceptual cartoonification in multi-spatial sound systems.
AuthorsLennox, Peter and Myatt, Tony
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This paper describes large scale implementations of spatial audio systems which focus on the presentation of simplified spatial cues that appeal to auditory spatial perception. It reports a series of successful implementations of nested and multiple spatial audio fields to provide listeners with opportunities to explore complex sound fields, to receives cues pertaining to source behaviors within complex audio environments. This included systems designed as public sculptures capable of presenting engaging sound fields for ambulant listeners. The paper also considers questions of sound field perception and reception in relation to audio object scaling according to the dimensions of a sound reproduction system and proposes that a series of multiple, coordinated sound fields may provide better solutions to large auditorial surround sound than traditional reproduction fields which surround the audience. Particular attention is paid to the experiences since 2008 with the multi-spatial The Morning Line sound system, which has been exhibited as a public sculpture in a number of European cities.

This paper describes large scale implementations of spatial
audio systems which focus on the presentation of simplified
spatial cues that appeal to auditory spatial perception. It
reports a series of successful implementations of nested and
multiple spatial audio fields to provide listeners with
opportunities to explore complex sound fields, to receives
cues pertaining to source behaviors within complex audio
environments. This included systems designed as public
sculptures capable of presenting engaging sound fields for
ambulant listeners. The paper also considers questions of
sound field perception and reception in relation to audio
object scaling according to the dimensions of a sound
reproduction system and proposes that a series of multiple,
coordinated sound fields may provide better solutions to
large auditorial surround sound than traditional reproduction
fields which surround the audience. Particular attention is
paid to the experiences since 2008 with the multi-spatial The
Morning Line sound system, which has been exhibited as a
public sculpture in a number of European cities.

KeywordsSpatial audition; Spatial attention; Spatial music; Spatial perception
Year2011
JournalProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Auditory Display
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/347158
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