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


The computer synthesis and reproduction of 3D sound environments - research towards an implementation for blind students

1) Martyn Cooper, 1) Mark Pearson, 2) Helen Petrie

1) Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

2) University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

This paper describes ongoing work towards the application of rich 3D sound environments within education. Prototype 3D sound environments have been constructed by synthesising Ambisonic B-Format signals using a proprietary DSP module and a PC. The paper describes these implementations and the results of detailed practical, technical and perceptual evaluations undertaken with both blind and sighted subjects.

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