VHAP (virtual hemispherical amplitude panning) is a method developed to create an elevated phantom source on a virtual upper-hemisphere with only four ear-height loudspeakers. This engineering brief introduces a new VST plug-in for VHAP and evaluates the performance of the binaural rendering of VHAP with a simple but effective distance control method. Listening test results indicate that the binaural mode achieves the externalization of elevated phantom images in various degrees of perceived distance. VHAP is considered to be a cost-efficient and effective method for 3D panning in virtual reality applications as well as in horizontal loudspeaker reproduction. The plugin is available for free download in the Resources section at www.hud.ac.uk/apl.
Lee, Hyunkook; Mironovs, Maksims; Johnson, Dale
Affiliation: University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK
AES Convention: 146 (March 2019) eBrief:498
Publication Date: March 10, 2019
Subject: E-Brief Poster Session 1
No AES members have commented on this paper yet.
If you are not yet an AES member and have something important to say about this paper then we urge you to join the AES today and make your voice heard. You can join online today by clicking here.