The interaction between room and musical instruments studied by multi-channel auralization

Jens Holger Rindel, Felipe Otondo

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The directivity of musical instruments is very complicated and typically changes from one tone to the next. So, instead of measuring the average directivity, a multi-channel auralization method has been developed, which allows a highly accurate and realistic sounding auralization of musical instruments in rooms. Anechoic recordings have been made with 5 and 13 evenly distributed microphones around the musical instrument. The reproduction is made with a room acoustics simulation software using a compound source, which is in fact a number of highly directive sources, one for each of the channels in the anechoic recording. With this technique the variations in sound radiation from the musical instrument during the performance e.g. due to changes in level or movements can be reproduced with the influence of the surrounding room surfaces. Examples include a grand piano and a clarinet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForum Acusticum 2005
Publication date2005
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventForum Acusticum - Budapest
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


ConferenceForum Acusticum
Period01/01/2005 → …


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