In This Section
Sound Board: Food for Thought, Aesthetics in Orchestra Recording - April 2015
Audibility of a CD-Standard A/DA/A Loop Inserted into High-Resolution Audio Playback - September 2007
Reflecting on Reflections - June 2014
AES Journal Forum
Wide-Area Psychoacoustic Correction for Problematic Room-Modes Using Nonlinear Bass Synthesis
Small rooms are characterized by low-frequency resonant modes, where traditional equalization systems may not efficiently correct the response at a few narrow frequency bands. A proposed supplementary approach based on virtual bass improves output efficiency while further reducing quality variations over a wide-area. The problematic low frequencies are reduced by the equalization system and are processed to create the illusion of the reduced bass by adding harmonics of those frequencies. Subjective testing showed that the seat-to-seat variation in quality was significantly reduced but the amount of virtual bass must be limited to avoid the perception of distortion.
Comments on this paper
Patrick James Hegarty
Adam J. Hill
Subscribe to this discussion
Join this discussion!
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.