AES New York 2015
Workshop W20

Saturday, October 31, 3:30 pm — 5:30 pm (Room 1A21)

W20 - Perceptual Evaluation of High Resolution Audio

Joshua D. Reiss, Queen Mary University of London - London, UK
Bob Katz, Digital Domain Mastering - Orlando, FL, USA
George Massenburg, Schulich School of Music, McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Bob Schulein, RBS Consultants - Schaumburg, IL, USA

This workshop focuses on past measurements and future potential in perceptual evaluation of high resolution audio. Past attempts to assess the audibility of higher resolutions (beyond 44.1 kHz, 16-bit) will be summarized with an overview of results, but the focus of the workshop is on testing and methodology itself. Discussion will include the problems and pitfalls of listening tests and demos and how they might be overcome. We shed some light on the psychoacoustic justifications behind the results of previous experiments, including what is known and what is not. We discuss issues in evaluating quality and perception, the structuring of tests, configuration of the testing environment, and analysis of results. Attention will be paid to the choice of test material. The talks will be supplemented with a demonstration, and we intend to engage the audience with lively discussion.

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