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


Localization, Coloration, and Enhancement of Amplitude-Panned Virtual Sources

Ville Pulkki, Matti Karjalainen, Vesa Välimäki

Helsinki University of Technology
Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing

The spread and coloration of pair-wise panned virtual sources are investigated in listening tests. The results are compared with results from corresponding simulations using a binaural auditory model. The results show that amplitude panned virtual sources produce highly conflicting cues at frequencies between 700 Hz and 2 kHz, and that they are localized according to different cues depending on signal attributes. A DSP-based method for enhancing the virtual source quality is proposed.

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