An open-access database of 3D microphone array recordings

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This engineering brief presents open-access 3D sound recordings of musical performances and room impulse responses made using various 3D microphone arrays simultaneously. The microphone arrays comprised OCT-3D, 2L-Cube, PCMA-3D, Decca Tree with height, Hamasaki Square with height, First-order and Higher-order Ambisonics microphone systems, providing more than 250 different front-rear-height combinations. The sound sources recorded were string quartet, piano trio, piano solo, organ, clarinet solo, vocal group, and room impulse responses of a virtual ensemble with 13 source positions captured by all of the microphones. The recordings can be freely downloaded from Future studies will use the recordings to formally elicit perceived attributes for 3D recording quality evaluation as well as for spatial audio ear training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication147th Audio Engineering Society Convention
Subtitle of host publicationAES 2019
EditorsAreti Andreopoulou, Braxton Boren
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781942220312
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2019
Event147th Audio Engineering Society Convention - Jarvits Center, New York, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 201919 Oct 2019
Conference number: 147


Conference147th Audio Engineering Society Convention
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Internet address


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