Towards predicting immersion in surround sound music reproduction from sound field features

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Authors

  • Roman Kiyan
  • Lutz Jakob Bergner
  • Stephan Preihs
  • Yves Wycisk
  • Daphne Linda Sophia Schössow
  • Kilian Sander
  • Jürgen Karl Peissig
  • Reinhard Kopiez

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  • Hanover College of Music and Drama
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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Abstract

In evaluation of surround sound loudspeaker reproduction, perceptual effects are commonly analyzed as functions of different loudspeaker configurations. In this paper, a modeling approach based on acoustic properties of various reproduction formats is presented. A model of immersion in music listening is derived from the results of an experimental study analyzing the psychological concept of immersive experience in music. The proposed approach is evaluated in both descriptive and predictive capacities with respect to the relationship between immersion ratings and sound field features obtained from re-recordings of the stimuli using a spherical microphone array. Spatial sound field parameters such as inter-aural cross-correlation (IACC), diffuseness and directivity are found to be of particular relevance. Immersion is observed to reach a point of saturation with the number of loudspeakers, which is confirmed to be predictable from the physical properties of the sound field. Although subjective and content effects on immersion outweigh the impact of sound field features, the proposed approach is found to be suitable for predicting population-average ratings, i. e. immersion experienced by an average listener for new content. The proposed method could complement existing research on multichannel loudspeaker reproduction by establishing a more generalizable framework not dependent on particular speaker setups.

Keywords

    Auditory perception modeling, Feature selection, Multichannel loudspeaker reproduction, Sound field analysis, Spatial audio

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Towards predicting immersion in surround sound music reproduction from sound field features. / Kiyan, Roman; Bergner, Lutz Jakob; Preihs, Stephan et al.
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Kiyan, R, Bergner, LJ, Preihs, S, Wycisk, Y, Schössow, DLS, Sander, K, Peissig, JK & Kopiez, R 2023, 'Towards predicting immersion in surround sound music reproduction from sound field features'. https://doi.org/10.1051/aacus/2023040
Kiyan, R., Bergner, L. J., Preihs, S., Wycisk, Y., Schössow, D. L. S., Sander, K., Peissig, J. K., & Kopiez, R. (2023). Towards predicting immersion in surround sound music reproduction from sound field features. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1051/aacus/2023040
Kiyan R, Bergner LJ, Preihs S, Wycisk Y, Schössow DLS, Sander K et al.. Towards predicting immersion in surround sound music reproduction from sound field features. 2023. Epub 2023 Sept 27. doi: 10.1051/aacus/2023040
Kiyan, Roman ; Bergner, Lutz Jakob ; Preihs, Stephan et al. / Towards predicting immersion in surround sound music reproduction from sound field features.
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