3-D Sound for Virtual Reality and Multimedia Applications

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One of the key underlying technologies of immersive virtual reality (VR) is 3-D sound for computers. This text provides the reader with an understanding of the communication chain between source and listener, and how important issues in psychoacoustics and engineering interact. It covers components of spatial auditory displays, psychoacoustics of spatial hearing, what sounds are appropriate to spatialize, applications to human-machine interfaces (including virtual reality and multimedia) and future directions.

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.....this book could be used as a model for other books written by experts intending to pass their knowledge on to those who need to apply it..... likely to become a standard reference for developers of applications that require audio spatialization.....if you are thinking about implementing a 3-D sound system then you are doing yourself a disservice by not getting hold of 3-D Sound for Virtual Reality and Multimedia -COMPUTER MUSIC JOURNAL (David Madole) ....this book is easy to read as a text and as a reference....Because Begault devotes more than half of the book to theory and methods, it will always be instructive and relevant.....For those who have gone beyond a fascination with pretty pictures to the design of compelling virtual worlds, 3-D Sound will prove indispensable. -VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD (Bob Jacobson) This book is a starting point for someone looking into the potential of 3-D sound applied to virtual reality and multimedia....Begault has provided an important contribution by collecting in one place a seemingly diverse group of research and development results appropriate to this developing technology. -JOURNAL OF THE AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY (Mahlon Burkhard) This book is an excellent introduction and basic text for those beginning to explore. -CD ROM PROFESSIONAL With the latest generation of powerful personal computers and the widespread availability of software for manipulating digital audio, the public has awakened to the concept of 3-D sound....Durand Begault is arguably one of the most knowledgeable sources of reliable information on the subject.....By itself, the last chapter is worth the price of the book....Anyone interested in synthesizing auditory spatial experience-whether for a multimedia, virtual reality or other related application- will find this book a valuable resource. -MIX MAGAZINE (Paul Potyen) "Highly Recommended" -VIRTUAL REALITY MONTHLY (Toni Emerson)

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