In teleconferencing applications with multiple participants, it would be desirable to create the perception of a real meeting with each speaker in a specific perceived location. This paper describes how Directional Audio Coding (DirAC) can be used as a front end to MPEG Spatial Audio Object Coding (SAOC) to achieve that goal. A novel parameter transcoder provides an efficient way of combining the two technologies. Reproduction of the virtual environment, where each talker exists in a virtual location, can be achieved using headphones or loudspeakers. Subjective tests on different simple and optimized versions were performed, many of which were rated as “good” on the MUSHRA scale.
Herre, Jürgen; Falch, Cornelia; Mahane, Dirk; Del Galdo, Giovanni; Kallinger, Markus; Thiergart, Oliver
Affiliations: International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany (a joint institution of University of Erlangen / Nuremberg and Fraunhofer IIS); Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen, Germany(See document for exact affiliation information.)
JAES Volume 59 Issue 12 pp. 924-935; December 2011
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
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