EigenScape: A Database of Spatial Acoustic Scene Recordings

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Description

EigenScape is a database of acoustic scenes recorded spatially using the mh Acoustics EigenMike. All scenes were recorded in 4th-order Ambisonics at 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution. The database contains recordings of eight different location classes:

Beach
Busy Street
Park
Pedestrian Zone
Quiet Street
Shopping Centre
Train Station
Woodland
The recordings were made in May 2017 at sites across the North of England. 8 different examples of each location class were recorded over a duration of 10 minutes for 64 recordings in total. The provided metadata file gives more detail on each recording, and the EigenScape recording map (see link below) shows the locations and classes of all the recordings.

EigenScape Lite is a condensed version of EigenScape designed for a more lightweight download. This version of the dataset features 1st-order Ambisonic channels only, losslessly compressed to FLAC format.
Date made available22 Nov 2017
PublisherZenodo
Temporal coverage1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Date of data production1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Geographical coverageNorth of England

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