AES E-Library

AES E-Library

An Approach for Multichannel Recording and Reproduction of Sound Source Directivity

Document Thumbnail

Current holophonic sound systems allow the creation and free positioning of virtual sound sources. But only few systems incorporate the directivity characteristics of natural sources, virtual sources are mostly monopoles. Especially in the case of auditory scenes with a high degree of freedom for source and listener positioning, the reproduction of directivities is desirable. This paper presents an approach for the efficient multichannel capturing of source directivities, as well as a suitable reproduction technique which creates a sound field approximating the directional radiation of the real source. The performance of this system, which is based on Wave Field Synthesis, has been examined by means of dedicated measurements and listening tests from recordings of brass instruments.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

AES - Audio Engineering Society