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Soundscape Recording: Review of Approaches

In the soundscape analysis the collected data is crucial for possible relationships between the results of measurements of acoustic, psychoacoustic research results, and characteristics of the respondents. Such analysis shall verify that the physical characteristics of sound affect the subjective assessment. The article shows a review of commonly used approaches in soundscape recording both for analysis and archive purposes. Discussion on recording from one or several spots in the middle of the sound sources versus moving with the microphone towards or inside the acoustic environment is provided. Also, special attention is paid on traditional microphone techniques in sound engineering, binaural recordings, and sound field synthesis with spherical harmonics.

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