The effects of ambient sounds on the quality of 3D virtual sound space

Satoshi Yairi, Yukio Iwaya, Maori Kobayashi, Makoto Otani, Yôiti Suzuki, Takeru Chiba

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Abstract

Immersive sound spaces which are synthesized using virtual reality techniques have recently been developed to realize highly realistic telecommunication interactions. In real world soundscapes the sounds we usually listen to include background or "ambient" sounds such as the sounds of the ventilation system in a room. However, current virtual auditory display systems generate point sound sources which are often attributed to specific object locations. Therefore, it is possible to reproduce sound direction, but no information about the sound space is included. As a result, the sound output is often dry and unnatural. In this research, a rendering method for ambient sounds and its effects are investigated. An optimum rendering algorithm of ambient sounds is proposed and its effects on the quality of sound space are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIIH-MSP 2009 - 2009 5th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing
Pages1122-1125
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
EventIIH-MSP 2009 - 2009 5th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2009 Sep 122009 Sep 14

Publication series

NameIIH-MSP 2009 - 2009 5th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing

Other

OtherIIH-MSP 2009 - 2009 5th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period09/9/1209/9/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Yairi, S., Iwaya, Y., Kobayashi, M., Otani, M., Suzuki, Y., & Chiba, T. (2009). The effects of ambient sounds on the quality of 3D virtual sound space. In IIH-MSP 2009 - 2009 5th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (pp. 1122-1125). [5337578] (IIH-MSP 2009 - 2009 5th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing). https://doi.org/10.1109/IIH-MSP.2009.267