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3D Audio as an Information Environment

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To progress from surround sound to true 3-D requires a more psychoacoustically complete depiction of the audio environment. This paper defines an important element of the interaction of sounding objects and their environment that we have termed 'ambience labelling information'. However, complex scenes can be cartoonified in order to preserve only perceptually significant information and thus greatly simplify rendering.

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