Multichannel sound reproduction system for binaural signals - the ambisonic approach

Leitner S.; Sontacchi A.; Höldrich R.
DAFx-2000 - Verona
Convincing sound reproduction via headphones requires filtering of virtual sound sources with head related transfer functions (HRTF). HRTFs describe signal differences at the two ear drums in level, time and frequency weighting [1,2]. Another psychoacoustic phenomenon of the human auditory system concerning hearing in natural sound fields is the improvement of source localization if small head movements are possible [3]. In this paper a computational efficient implementation to get dynamic binaural signals (in dependence on the head position) is proposed. This realtime modell is based on Ambisonic sound reproduction [4,5].