“But the car door slammed halfway up the wall!”
This was the reaction one person had after listening to a scene of a radio drama by one of my colleagues from the MA I did a few years ago (listen to it here) that played using 3rd order Ambisonics in the Sonic Lab in SARC. The thing is, this elevation of some sounds is present even for a 2D representation.
Today I’m finishing up my first listening experiment for my PhD. It tested two different Ambisonic systems for different conditions to compare their robustness for localisation.
I have to say, I haven’t gone through the results in detail but the comments from the participants have been incredibly useful and illuminating.
I still have to make my way through mountains of results but just from the feedback I feel like I’ve really learned so much about how people perceive the systems.
Now I just need to brush up on my statistics for the analysis!