Platform for dynamic virtual auditory environment real-time rendering system

ChengYun Zhang, BoSun Xie
2013 Chinese Science Bulletin  
This paper reports the recent works and progress on a PC and C++ language-based virtual auditory environment (VAE) system platform. By tracing the temporary location and orientation of listener's head and dynamically simulating the acoustic propagation from sound source to two ears, the system is capable of recreating free-field virtual sources at various directions and distances as well as auditory perception in reflective environment via headphone presentation. Schemes for improving VAE
more » ... improving VAE performance, including PCA-based (principal components analysis) near-field virtual source synthesis, simulating six degrees of freedom of head movement, are proposed. Especially, the PCA-based scheme greatly reduces the computational cost of multiple virtual sources synthesis. Test demonstrates that the system exhibits improved performances as compared with some existing systems. It is able to simultaneously render up to 280 virtual sources using conventional scheme, and 4500 virtual sources using the PCA-based scheme. A set of psychoacoustic experiments also validate the performance of the system, and at the same time, provide some preliminary results on the research of binaural hearing. The functions of the VAE system is being extended and the system serves as a flexible and powerful platform for future binaural hearing researches and virtual reality applications. virtual auditory environment (VAE), dynamic and real-time rendering, head related transfer function (HRTF), principal components analysis (PCA) Citation: Zhang C Y, Xie B S. Platform for dynamic virtual auditory environment real-time rendering system.
doi:10.1007/s11434-012-5523-2 fatcat:772xflmxpva2dlzunoytjkgh24