Mixed-order Ambisonics encoding of cylindrical microphone array signals

Jorge Trevino, Shoichi Koyama, Shuichi Sakamoto, Yôiti Suzuki

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HOA is a sound field reproduction method. It attempts to re-create the sound pressure at all points in the neighborhood of the listener. An important feature of HOA is that it defines a system-agnostic encoding of sound fields. Sound fields recorded using any suitable system can be encoded using HOA and later reproduced using a variety of sound presentation technologies with an appropriate HOA decoder. Sound fields carry too much information for their practical reproduction. A compromise must be made between system complexity and spatial resolution. Humans exhibit greater spatial accuracy when localizing sound sources in the horizontal plane. The cylindrical microphone arrays considered in this paper consist of a set of parallel rings of equidistant microphones aligned on the surface of a rigid cylinder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalAcoustical Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Cylindrical array
  • Mixed-order ambisonics
  • Sound field reproduction
  • Spherical harmonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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