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Impulse response estimation for the auralisation of vehicle engine sounds using dual channel FFT analysis

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Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2013
DatePublished - 2013
Number of pages6
PublisherLogos Verlag Berlin
Place of PublicationBerlin
EditorsRoberto Bresin
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-3-8325-3472-1


A method is presented to estimate the impulse response of a filter that describes the transformation in sound that takes place between a close-mic recording of a vehicle engine and the sound of the same engine at another point in or near to the vehicle. The proposed method makes use of the Dual Channel FFT Analysis technique and does not require the use of loudspeakers, computer modelling or mechanical devices. Instead, a minimum of two microphones is required and the engine itself is used as the source of sound. This is potentially useful for virtual reality applications or in sound design for computer games, where users select their virtual position at points inside or outside the vehicle. A case study is described to examine the method in practice and the results are discussed. The described method can be readily extended for surround sound applications using spatial microphone array recording techniques.

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©2013, Simon Shelley et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which
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