The effect of dynamic range compression on loudness and quality perception in relation to crest factor

Mark Wendl, Hyunkook Lee

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Abstract

Two listening tests were carried out to find the changes in perceived loudness and perceived quality as the crest factors were changed for three genres (rock, electronic and jazz) as a result of limiting, a type of dynamic range compression. The stimuli ranged from crest factors of 15 dBFS to 9 dBFS with a 1 dBFS increment. Loudness and quality had significant differences between the crest factors suggesting that a change in crest factor affects both. Correlations between loudness and quality were present for rock and jazz however not for electronic suggesting that genres can affect how we perceive quality.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Pages86-93
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781632665065
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event136th Audio Engineering Society Convention - Estrel Hotel and Convention Centre , Berlin, Germany
Duration: 26 Apr 201429 Apr 2014
Conference number: 136
http://www.aes.org/events/136/press/downloads.cfm (Link to Conference Website)

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Conference136th Audio Engineering Society Convention
Abbreviated titleAES 2014
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period26/04/1429/04/14
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Wendl, M., & Lee, H. (2014). The effect of dynamic range compression on loudness and quality perception in relation to crest factor. In 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014 (pp. 86-93). Audio Engineering Society.
Wendl, Mark ; Lee, Hyunkook. / The effect of dynamic range compression on loudness and quality perception in relation to crest factor. 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014. Audio Engineering Society, 2014. pp. 86-93
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