Augmented reality audio (ARA) represents a well-established and widely investigated concept that typically relies on mixing of the real acoustic environment of a listener with a virtual one. In this work, we conceptually extend this legacy ARA framework, aiming to the increment of the synthesized acoustic field spatial scale primarily in the real world domain. Such an increment actually acts as a virtual wide-angle sound focuser of wide area acoustic fields. We demonstrate the above Augmented Reality Audio Network (ARAN) concept in terms of a live electroacoustic music concert. A subjective evaluation derived strong and secure indications that the proposed ARAN framework may represent a strong alternative potential of legacy ARA in the artistic and creative domain.
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