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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(6), 627; doi:10.3390/app7060627

Spatial Audio for Soundscape Design: Recording and Reproduction

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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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Maxim Integrated Products Inc., San Jose, CA 95129, USA
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Academic Editor: Gino Iannace
Received: 29 March 2017 / Revised: 2 June 2017 / Accepted: 9 June 2017 / Published: 16 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spatial Audio)
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With the advancement of spatial audio technologies, in both recording and reproduction, we are seeing more applications that incorporate 3D sound to create an immersive aural experience. Soundscape design and evaluation for urban planning can now tap into the extensive spatial audio tools for sound capture and 3D sound rendering over headphones and speaker arrays. In this paper, we outline a list of available state-of-the-art spatial audio recording techniques and devices, spatial audio physical and perceptual reproduction techniques, emerging spatial audio techniques for virtual and augmented reality, followed by a discussion on the degree of perceptual accuracy of recording and reproduction techniques in representing the acoustic environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: soundscape; spatial audio; recording; reproduction; virtual reality; augmented reality soundscape; spatial audio; recording; reproduction; virtual reality; augmented reality
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Hong, J.Y.; He, J.; Lam, B.; Gupta, R.; Gan, W.-S. Spatial Audio for Soundscape Design: Recording and Reproduction. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 627.

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