Directional bands revisited

Rory Wallis, Hyunkook Lee

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Listening tests were undertaken as part of a comprehensive analysis of directional bands. The effects of frequency, loudspeaker position, signal duration and bandwidth were all considered. The results confirmed the existence of directional bands for 1,4 and 8 kHz 1/3-octave band bursts. A relationship between pitch and height was also observed. Bandwidth was found to have a variable effect on localisation, depending on frequency, indicating that the spectral cues used in vertical localisation are not of equal bandwidth. Loudspeaker position and signal duration also had some influence on localisation judgments although this was found to be somewhat erratic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication138th Audio Engineering Society Convention, AES 2015
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510806597
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event138th Audio Engineering Society Convention - Sofitiel Victoria Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 7 May 201510 May 2015
Conference number: 138 (Link to Event Website)


Conference138th Audio Engineering Society Convention
Abbreviated titleAES 2015
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