Last month we had a paper published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) on the influence of large head movements with head-tracked binaural when using non-individual HRTFs. In brief, we found that large head movements helped improve localisation for frontal and rear sources, had little impact on lateral sources and that micro head movements didn’t seem to produce increased externalisation. You can get a lot more detail (even individual subject results) from the paper itself!
The work was lead by Etienne Hendrickx and was a collaboration as part of the BiLi Project. In this case the partners were LIMSI-CNRS (during my post-doc) and the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMdP).
E. Hendrickx, P. Stitt, J.-C. Messonnier, J.-M. Lyzwa, B. F. Katz, and C. de Boishéraud, “Influence of head tracking on the externalization of speech stimuli for non-individualized binaural synthesis,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 141, no. 3, pp. 2011–2023, 2017.
Links: DOI – ResearchGate
The Audio Engineering Society has put up the papers for the upcoming 140th AES Convention in Paris. You can download my paper here.
The paper was done in collaboration with the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, who will also have some very interesting demos on a stand at the Convention.
It’s a study comparing perception of sound source stability between 1- and 5-source sound scenes for different levels of latency. I’ll be presenting it on the last day of the convention in the Immersive Audio section.
I’ve neglected this blog a bit in the last year, but there should be a few more things coming soon. And I think I’ll try my hand at making a VST plugin using Matlab (a new feature that looks exciting).
Anyway, I’ll be presenting a paper at AES Paris this year. It is about the influence of head tracking for different scene types with binaural audio and was written with colleagues on Project BiLi at CNSMdP and LIMSI. The conference takes place 4-7th June. Please get in touch, I’d be happy to meet plenty of new people!
The paper is:
P. Stitt, E. Hendrickx, J.-C. Messonnier, and B. F. G. Katz, “The influence of head tracking latency on binaural rendering in simple and complex sound scenes,” in Audio Engineering Society Convention 140, 2016, pp. 1–8.