Perceptual cartoonification in multi-spatial sound systems

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  • Tony Myatt
  • P. Lennox



Conference17th International Conference on Auditory Display
Conference date(s)20/07/1124/07/11

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DatePublished - 2011
Original languageEnglish


This paper describes large scale implementations of spatial audio systems which focus on the presentation of simplified spatial cues likely to appeal to spatial audio perception. It reports a series of successful implementations of nested and multiple spatial audio fields to provide listeners with opportunities to explore complex soundfields, to receives cues pertaining to source behaviors within complex audio environments. This included systems designed as public sculptures capable of presenting engaging soundfields for ambulant listeners. The paper also considers questions of soundfield perception and reception in relation to audio object scaling according to the dimensions of a sound reproduction system and proposes that a series of multiple, coordinated soundfields may provide better solutions to large auditorial surround sound than traditional reproductions field which surround the audience. Particular attentions is paid to the experiences since 2008 with the multi-spaial The Morning Line sound system, which has been exhibited as a public sculpture in a number of European cities

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