A Preliminary Study on Sound Delivery Methods for Footstep Sounds

Luca Turchet; Stefania Serafin
DAFx-2011 - Paris
In this paper, we describe a sound delivery method for footstep sounds, investigating whether subjects prefer static rendering versus dynamic. In this case, dynamic means that the sound delivery method simulates footsteps following the subject. An experiment was run in order to assess subjects’ preferences regarding the sound delivery methods. Results show that static rendering is not significantly preferred to dynamic rendering, but subjects disliked rendering where footstep sounds followed a trajectory different from the one they were walking along.