Subjective Assessment of the Multi-Channel Auralizations
P. MaƂecki, J. Wiciak and J. Wierzbicki
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics, al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
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The article presents the course and the results of an experiment, which aimed at the subjective assessment of the multi-channel impulse responses. The assessment was conducted considering the usefulness of the received responses for the conducting operation of the digital convolution. The resulting sound material is generated for the simulation of the characteristics of the room. In a medium-sized, rectangular reverberation room (74 m3) a number of measurements of impulse responses were conducted with the use of multi-channel microphone techniques and with the use of SoundField type microphone. In identical conditions the raw sound material was recorded (in conditions of free field). Next, the convolution was performed between the raw material and the recorded impulse responses. The group of experts, whose members had at least 5 years of experience in the field of sound engineering, was subjected to the psychoacoustic tests aiming at comparison of the sound materials achieved in the convolution and in the recording.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.121.A-110
PACS numbers: 43.55.Hy, 43.55.Mc, 43.66.Lj