Interactive 3D audio: Enhancing awareness of details in immersive soundscapes?

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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Spatial audio and the possibility of interacting with the audio environment is thought to increase listeners' attention to details in a soundscape. This work examines if interactive 3D audio enhances listeners' ability to recall details in a soundscape. Nine different soundscapes were constructed and presented in either mono, stereo, 3D, or interactive 3D, and performance was evaluated by asking factual questions about details in the audio. Results show that spatial cues can increase attention to background sounds while reducing attention to narrated text, indicating that spatial audio can be constructed to guide listeners' attention.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAES Convention Papers - 133rd Convention
Number of pages7
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication date2012
StatePublished - 2012
Event133rd AES Convention - San Francisco, CA, United States


Conference133rd AES Convention
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
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