Do 3D audio formats enhance the quality or intensity of musical emotions? In this study, listeners were presented with classical musical excerpts in Stereo, 5.1 Surround, and Auro-3D 9.1 playback formats. Participants were asked to report their emotional states on the Geneva Emotional Music Scale (GEMS) while listening to two contrasting excerpts of Arnold Schönberg’s string sextet “Verklärte Nacht” op. 5. The results provide evidence that 3D audio can invoke a stronger overall emotional arousal in listeners.
Affiliation: Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media, and Technology (CIRMMT), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
AES Conference: 2018 AES International Conference on Spatial Reproduction - Aesthetics and Science (July 2018)
Paper Number: P12-2
Publication Date: July 30, 2018
Session Subject: 3D Audio; Emotions; Musical Quality; Audio Formats
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