Seminar 24th May | Andreas Silzle

Thursday 24th May, 2012
2.00pm CSG-027 Computer Science Building

3D Audio: Information Regarding Set-Up, Quality Evaluation and Standardisation.

Outline:

Introduction Fraunhofer IIS

Room acoustic properties

Loudspeaker setup

Audio reproduction systems

Expert wish list for a 3D audio reproduction system

Tools for 3D audio

Three listening experiments regarding 3D audio quality

MPEG Standardization

Bio

Andreas Silzle studied electrical engineering with specialization in acoustics at the University of Karlsruhe, now KIT, in Germany. He then worked for 5 years at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich, in the field of multi-channel audio coding. In 1998 he moved to TC Electronic in Denmark, where he worked for three years as an algorithm developer in the field of binaural 3D sound reproduction. From 2002 onwards he has been a research assistant at the Institut für Kommunikationsakustik (IKA) of Prof. Blauert in Bochum. In 2007 he submitted successfully his PhD, titled: “Generation of Quality Taxonomies for Auditory Virtual Environments by Means of Systematic Expert Survey”. He now continues as a scientist of the IIS-Labs at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) in Erlangen. His ongoing research addresses recording, processing and reproduction of 3-dimensional sound fields with height information including the quality evaluation, mainly using loudspeakers.