Online acoustic recording education using MARRS

Hyunkook Lee, Nikita Goddard

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This extended abstract first discusses the importance of teaching and learning spatial audio psychoacoustic principles in acoustic sound recording education. Then it introduces an interactive Web Audio application named MARRS for Web, which has been used for the online teaching of a spatial recording module at the University of Huddersfield during the pandemic period. MARRS (Microphone Array Recording and Reproduction Simulator) provides an interactive visualization of the perceived image position of sound source as the user changes the position and configuration of microphones. The Web version of MARRS also provides a stereo and binaural playback of a virtual quartet with the user's chosen sound files and room impulse responses. The tool has been found highly useful not only for teachers to explain theoretical principles of stereophonic imaging in stereo microphone array recording, but also for students to have a critical listening training with respect to spatial audio attributes and ultimately design their own microphone configuration for desired spatial imaging characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Congress on Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationICA 2022 Proceedings
PublisherICA International Commission for Acoustics
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2022
Event24th International Congress on Acoustics - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 24 Oct 202228 Oct 2022
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
PublisherICA International Commission for Acoustics
ISSN (Print)2226-7808


Conference24th International Congress on Acoustics
Abbreviated titleICA 2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
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