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Impact of Statistical Parameters of Late Reverberation on the Instantaneous Frequencies of Reverberant Audio

This paper addresses the impact of late reverberation on the instantaneous frequency tracks of reverberant audio. While existing models of early reflections and low frequency room modes enable prediction of instantaneous frequency tracks of a filtered signal, the effects of late reverberation are best modeled statistically. After reviewing the parameterization of late reverberation, the effects of frequency dependent decay time and direct to reverberant ratio on instantaneous frequency are investigated using synthetic impulse responses derived from velvet noise. These effects are quantified using the autocorrelation function of the reverberant instantaneous frequency tracks. Finally, the instantaneous frequency deviations that occur when an anechoic sound is filtered with a recorded impulse response are compared to those resulting from synthesized late reverberation.

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