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Applications of Sound Field Synthesis

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Abstract

Based on the theory developed in the previous chapters, applications of sound field synthesis are presented that allow, e.g., for the synthesis of virtual sound sources with complex radiation properties, focused sources, spatially extended sources, moving sources, and alike. Other practical aspects like the storage and transmission of content for sound field synthesis are discussed. It is shown that both model-based as well as data-based representations of spatial audio content can be reproduced by any of the methods treated. A major part of the treatment is dedicated to the reproduction of Ambisonics-encoded sound fields in Wave Field Synthesis. Finally, aspects of the creation of reverberation in sound field synthesis are outlined.

Keywords

  • Sound Source
  • Sound Field
  • Microphone Array
  • Virtual Source
  • Driving Function

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Notes

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    The author thanks Holger Waubke of Acoustics Research Institute at Austrian Academy of Sciences for providing with the notes of his lecture on theoretical acoustics (Waubke 2003), which greatly facilitated the preparation of this section.

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Ahrens, J. (2012). Applications of Sound Field Synthesis. In: Analytic Methods of Sound Field Synthesis. T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25743-8_5

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