Psychoacoustic Music Sound Field Synthesis

Creating Spaciousness for Composition, Performance, Acoustics and Perception

  • Tim┬áZiemer

Part of the Current Research in Systematic Musicology book series (CRSM, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


This book provides a broad overview of spaciousness in music theory, from mixing and performance practice, to room acoustics, psychoacoustics and audio engineering, and presents the derivation, implementation and experimental validation of a novel type of spatial audio system. Discussing the physics of musical instruments and the nature of auditory perception, the book enables readers to precisely localize synthesized musical instruments while experiencing their timbral variance and spatial breadth.

Offering interdisciplinary insights for novice music enthusiasts and experts in the field of spatial audio, this book is suitable for anyone interested in the study of music and musicology and the application of spatial audio mixing, or those seeking an overview of the state of the art in applied psychoacoustics for spatial audio.



Spatial Audio Technology Architectural Acoustics Audio Technology Music Psychology Music Instrument Building Synthesizer Development Wave Field Synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Tim┬áZiemer
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  1. 1.Institute of Systematic MusicologyUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-23032-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-23033-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-6966
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-6974
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