The Audio Engineering Society 16th International Conference: Spatial Sound Reproduction, 10-12 April 1999


From Surround To True 3-D

Peter Lennox, Tony Myatt, John Vaughan

Department of Music
University of York
Heslington, York

To progress from surround sound to true 3-D requires an updating of the psychoacoustical theories which underlie current technologies. This paper shows how J.J.Gibson's ecological approach to perception can be applied to audio perception and used to derive 3-D audio technologies based on intelligent pattern recognition and active hypothesis-testing. These technologies are suggested as methods which can be used to generate audio environments that are believable and can be explored.

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