Spatial Sound Rendering – A Survey

TitleSpatial Sound Rendering – A Survey
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLakka, E., A. G. Malamos, K. G. Pavlakis, and J. A. Ware
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
IssueRegular Issue
Date Published12/2018

Simulating propagation of sound and audio rendering can improve the sense of realism and the immersion both in complex acoustic environments and dynamic virtual scenes. In studies of sound auralization, the focus has always been on room acoustics modeling, but most of the same methods are also applicable in the construction of virtual environments such as those developed to facilitate computer gaming, cognitive research, and simulated training scenarios. This paper is a review of state-of-the-art techniques that are based on acoustic principles that apply not only to real rooms but also in 3D virtual environments. The paper also highlights the need to expand the field of immersive sound in a web based browsing environment, because, despite the interest and many benefits, few developments seem to have taken place within this context. Moreover, the paper includes a list of the most effective algorithms used for modelling spatial sound propagation and reports their advantages and disadvantages. Finally, the paper emphasizes in the evaluation of these proposed works.

Keywords3D Sound, Acoustics, Auralization, Immersion, Real-time Spatial Audio, Real-time Systems, Simulation of Sound Propagation, Virtual Reality
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