VHAP (virtual hemispherical amplitude panning) is a method developed to create an elevated phantom source on a virtual upper-hemisphere with only four ear-height loudspeakers. This engineering brief introduces a new VST plug-in for VHAP and evaluates the performance of the binaural rendering of VHAP with a simple but effective distance control method. Listening test results indicate that the binaural mode achieves the externalization of elevated phantom images in various degrees of perceived distance. VHAP is considered to be a cost-efficient and effective method for 3D panning in virtual reality applications as well as in horizontal loudspeaker reproduction. The plugin is available for free download in the Resources section at www.hud.ac.uk/apl.
|Title of host publication||146th AES Convention|
|Subtitle of host publication||Excite Your Ears|
|Editors||Roisin Loughran, Jamie Angus-Whiteoak|
|Publisher||Audio Engineering Society|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Mar 2019|
|Event||146th Audio Engineering Society International Convention - The Convention Center, Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 20 Mar 2019 → 23 Mar 2019
Conference number: 146
http://www.aes.org/events/146/ (Link to Convention Website)
|Conference||146th Audio Engineering Society International Convention|
|Period||20/03/19 → 23/03/19|
Lee, H., Mironovs, M., & Johnson, D. (2019). Binaural Rendering of Phantom Image Elevation Using VHAP. In R. Loughran, & J. Angus-Whiteoak (Eds.), 146th AES Convention: Excite Your Ears  Audio Engineering Society.