Factors on Perception of Simultaneous Sound Sources

Panu Maijala

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    The ability to perceive the direction of a sound source depends on many factors. The structures of a sound signal both in the time and the frequency domain and spatial environment are the most important factors. Also, we are able to learn how to localize better. A large experimental listening test was carried out in the Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing of the Helsinki University of Technology. There were 25 persons in the test and some of them were professional listeners in the Finnish Navy. The material in the listening test consisted of an authentic recording from hydrophones, sinusoidal signals, and speech. The sounds were listened to by headphones and by loudspeakers. The test signals were prepared for an 8-channel loudspeaker system and the same soundscape was auralized to the headphones. Also, adding reverberation to the auralized signals to improve spatial quality was studied.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKuulon mallit ja niiden sovellukset
    Subtitle of host publicationMeasurements and Modeling in Acoustics and Audio
    EditorsMatti Karjalainen
    PublisherHelsinki University of Technology
    Pages155 - 176
    ISBN (Print)951-22-4507-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesTeknillinen korkeakoulu: Akustiikan ja äänenkäsittelytekniikan laboratorio. Raportti


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