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Advances in Fundamental and Applied Research on Spatial Audio

Brian Katz

Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert

Obtained his Ph.D. in acoustics from Penn State in 1998 and his HDR in engineering sciences from UMPC in 2011, Dr. Katz also worked for various acoustic consulting firms before joining CNRS, including Artec Consultants Inc., ARUP & Partners, and Kahle Acoustics.

Co-editor:

Piotr Majdak

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Majdak is the Deputy Director of the Acoustics Research Institute (ARI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) where he is a member of the group "Psychoacoustics and experimental audiology". He regularly teaches at the KUG and the University for Applied Technical Sciences (Technikum) in Vienna.

Covering

Spatial Audio HRTF Selection HRTF Learning Binaural Audio Spatial Auditory Cognition Spatial Hearing Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) Sound Localisation Spatial Auditory Perception Spatial Auditory Modelling Virtual Auditory Displays Multimodal Spatial Perception

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Research on spatial audio has been advancing rapidly in recent years, in large part because of the wide spread availability of virtual-reality (VR) platforms. Once limited to complex systems in research labs, industrial developments have brought VR-related spatial-audio technologies to gaming, desktop, and even smartphone users, resulting in a significant push in the evolution in spatial-audio research. For example, experimental paradigms involving dynamic tracking of subjects in complex auditory scenes complexity are nowadays easily accessible to a wide range of researchers and users.

This book will offer a collection of recent research carried out in the field of spatial audio, ranging from the fundamental psychoacoustic perspective of spatial hearing, via cognitive aspects of spatial auditory cognition, to the applicative perspective of spatial-audio reproduction over headphones. Both fundamental and applied research around binaural audio will be considered. World leaders in these domains will contribute articles to provide a clear state-of-the-art of this rapidly developing field.

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Date completed: October 5th 2020

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Review results due: April 22nd 2021

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Expected publication date: June 21st 2021

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Brian Katz

Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert

Brian F.G. Katz a CNRS Research Director at the Sorbonne Université, Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, in the group Lutheries - Acoustics - Music. His fields of interest include spatial 3-D audio rendering and perception, room acoustics, HCI, and virtual reality. With a background in physics and philosophy, he obtained his Ph.D. in acoustics from Penn State in 1998 and his HDR in engineering sciences from UMPC in 2011. Before joining CNRS, he worked for various acoustic consulting firms, including Artec Consultants Inc., ARUP & Partners, and Kahle Acoustics. He has also worked at the Laboratoire d'Acoustique Musical (UPMC), IRCAM, and LIMSI-CNRS.

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