Directivity Synthesis With A 3D Array Of Loudspeakers Application For Stage Performanc

Warusfel O.; Misdariis N.
DAFx-2001 - Limerick
The control of directivity represents a new stake in the reproduction of sound sources by an electroacoustic device. This paper first reminds the principle of a general method for reproducing the acoustical field radiated by a source. The present study, is devoted to the bandwidth improvement and to the optimization of the directivity control. It rests on the preliminary constitution of a set of basic directivities from which it is possible to tune the cardioicity and the threedimensional orientation of the synthesized directivity pattern. For the simulation of musical instruments, it is important to maintain independent control on the spatial and spectral characteristics. For that, an analysis/synthesis method of the power spectrum is used to provide the automatic design of a correction filter to applied on near field recording before feeding the source. Results are discussed considering room acoustics criteria and examples of musical instruments.