Measurements of spaciousness for stereophonic music

Andy Sarroff, Juan P. Bello

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Abstract

The spaciousness of pre-recorded stereophonic music, or how large and immersive the virtual space of it is perceived to be, is an important feature of a produced recording. Quantitative models of spaciousness as a function of a recording's (1) wideness of source panning and of a recording's (2) amount of overall reverberation are proposed. The models are independently evaluated in two controlled experiments. In one, the panning widths of a distribution of sources with varying degrees of panning are estimated; in the other, the extents of reverberation for controlled mixtures of sources with varying degrees of reverberation are estimated. The models are shown to be valid in a controlled experimental framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAudio Engineering Society - 125th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2008
Pages198-209
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2008
Event125th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2008 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 2 2008Oct 5 2008

Publication series

NameAudio Engineering Society - 125th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2008
Volume1

Other

Other125th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/2/0810/5/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Sarroff, A., & Bello, J. P. (2008). Measurements of spaciousness for stereophonic music. In Audio Engineering Society - 125th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2008 (pp. 198-209). (Audio Engineering Society - 125th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2008; Vol. 1).