AES E-Library

AES E-Library

Double-MS Decoding with Diffuse Sound Control

The double MS (DMS) setup provides a coincident recording configuration in the horizontal plane for surround sound recording, similar to Ambisonics B-format. DMS uses two cardioids and one dipole microphones, arranged coincidentally. An algorithm for processing DMS recordings is described, which in addition to linear processing provides a diffuse sound gain control and diffuse sound de-correlation. The target stereo or multichannel signals can be made more dry or reverberant with diffuse gain. Diffuse de-correlation improves spaciousness and its importance scales with the number of channels. The consequences of these new controls for the stereophonic image will be depicted.

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