Archaeological Acoustic Space Measurement for Convolution Reverberation and Auralization Applications

Damian T. Murphy
DAFx-2006 - Montreal
Developments in measuring the acoustic characteristics of concert halls and opera houses are leading to standardized methods of impulse response capture for a wide variety of auralization applications. This work presents results from a recent UK survey of non-traditional performance venues focused in the field of acoustic archaeology. Sites are selected and analyzed based on some feature of interest in terms of their acoustic properties. As well as providing some insight as to the characteristics and construction of these spaces, the resulting database of measurements has a primary use in convolution based reverberation and auralization. A recent sound installation based on one of the selected sites is also presented.