Development of an outdoor auralisation prototype with 3D sound reproduction

Erlend Magnus Viggen; Audun Solvang; Jakob Vennerød; Herold Olsen
DAFx-2015 - Trondheim
Auralisation of outdoor sound has a strong potential for demonstrating the impact of different community noise scenarios. We describe here the development of an auralisation tool for outdoor noise such as traffic or industry. The tool calculates the sound propagation from source to listener using the Nord2000 model, and represents the sound field at the listener’s position using spherical harmonics. Because of this spherical harmonics approach, the sound may be reproduced in various formats, such as headphones, stereo, or surround. Dynamic reproduction in headphones according to the listener’s head orientation is also possible through the use of head tracking.