The Use of Delay Control for Stereophonic Audio Rendering Based on VBAP
This paper proposes a new panning method that can enhance the performance of the stereophonic audio rendering system based on VBAP. The proposed system introduces a delay control to enhance the performance of the VBAP. Sample delaying is used to reduce the energy cancellation due to out-of-phase. Preliminary simulations and measurements are conducted to verify the controllability of ILD by delay control between stereophonic speakers. By simulating ILD by the delay control, spatial direction at frequencies where energy cancellation occurred could be perceived more stable than the conventional VBAP. The performance of the proposed system is also verified by subjective listening test.
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