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Personalising sound over loudspeakers

Jackson, Philip, Fazi, Filippo and Coleman, Philip (2019) Personalising sound over loudspeakers In: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2019), 12-17 May 2019, Brighton, UK.

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In our information-overloaded daily lives, unwanted sounds create confusion, disruption and fatigue in what do and experience. Taking control of your own sound environment, you can design what information to hear and how. Providing personalised sound to different people over loudspeakers enables communication, human connection and social activity in a shared space, meanwhile addressing the individuals’ needs. Recent developments in object-based audio, robust sound zoning algorithms, computer vision, device synchronisation and electronic hardware facilitate personal control of immersive and interactive reproduction techniques. Accordingly, the creative sector is moving towards more demand for personalisation and personalisable content. This tutorial offers participants a novel and timely introduction to the increasingly valuable capability to personalise sound over loudspeakers, alongside resources for the audio signal processing community. Presenting the science behind personalising sound technologies and providing insights for making sound zones in practice, we hope to create better listening experiences. The tutorial attempts a holistic exposition of techniques for producing personal sound over loudspeakers. It incorporates a practical step-by-step guide to digital filter design for real-world multizone sound reproduction and relates various approaches to one another thereby enabling comparison of the listener benefits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Abstract)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Authors :
Fazi, Filippo
Date : 12 May 2019
DOI : 10.15126/00851920
Depositing User : Maria Rodriguez-Marquez
Date Deposited : 07 Jun 2019 08:31
Last Modified : 10 Jun 2019 14:34

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