Journal Forum

Synthetic Reverberator - January 1960

Sound Board: High-Resolution Audio - October 2015

Synchronized Swept-Sine: Theory, Application, and Implementation - October 2015

Access Journal Forum

AES E-Library

Extracting and Re-Rendering Structured Auditory Scenes from Field Recordings

Document Thumbnail

We present an approach to automatically extract and re-render a structured auditory scene from field recordings obtained with a small set of microphones, freely positioned in the environment. From the recordings and the calibrated position of the microphones, the 3D location of various auditory events can be estimated together with their corresponding content. This structured description is reproduction-setup independent. We propose solutions to classify foreground, well-localized sounds and more diffuse background ambiance and adapt our rendering strategy accordingly. Warping the original recordings during playback allows for simulating smooth changes in the listening point or position of sources. Comparisons to reference binaural and B-format recordings show that our approach achieves good spatial rendering while remaining independent of the reproduction setup and offering extended authoring capabilities.

AES Conference:
Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper 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 $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society