Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation

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Hearing a shakkei: The semiotics of the audible in a Japanese stroll garden

Fowler, Michael (2013)

Though there has been some interest in the semiotics of Japanese gardens (Casalis 1983; van Tonder and Lyons 2005) as pure visual articulations of landscape elements, attention to what Schafer (1977) and Truax (2001) identify as a garden's soundscape has been lacking. This paper investigates the gardening technique of shakkei (borrowed scenery) in the Tokyo garden Kyu Furukawa Teien. Utilizing ...

Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer: Experimental music beyond sonification

Straebel, Volker ; Thoben, Wilm (2014)

Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer (1965), often referred to as the ‘brain wave piece’, has become a key work of experimental music. Its setup, in which the brain waves of a solo performer are made to excite percussion instruments, has given the work a central place in the discourse on artistic sonification. However, only a small number of the authors making reference to the work seem to h...

Sound, materiality and embodiment challenges for the concept of 'musical expertise' in the age of digital mediatization

Lepa, Steffen ; Hoklas, Anne-Kathrin ; Egermann, Hauke ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2015)

Within academic music research, 'musical expertise' is often employed as a 'moderator variable' when conducting empirical studies on music listening. Prevalent conceptualizations typically conceive of it as a bundle of cognitive skills acquired through formal musical education. By implicitly drawing on the paradigm of the Western classical live concert, this ignores that for most people nowaday...

The FABIAN head-related transfer function data base

Brinkmann, Fabian (2017-02-09)

This data base includes head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), headphone transfer functions (HpTFs), and 3D-meshes of the FABIAN head and torso simulator. More detailed information is provided in the documentation within the data base.

The Repeated Recording Illusion

Anglada-Tort, Manuel ; Müllensiefen, Daniel (2017-09)

The repeated recording illusion refers to the phenomenon in which listeners believe to hear different musical stimuli while they are in fact identical. The present paper aims to construct an experimental paradigm to enable the systematic measurement of this phenomenon, investigating potentially related extrinsic and individual difference factors. Participants were told to listen to ‘‘different’...

WhisPER. A MATLAB toolbox for performing quantitative and qualitative listening tests.

Ciba, Simon ; Brinkmann, Fabian ; Lindau, Alexander (2014-03-26)

WhisPER is a MATLAB based software package for performing experiments in the field of both perceptual audio evaluation and psychoacoustic measurement. It was developed by the audio communication group of the TU Berlin. WhisPER provides convenient means for both controlling the playback environment and for interacting with test subjects, e.g., featuring a GUI system easily accessible to experime...

Predicting musical meaning in audio branding scenarios

Herzog, Martin ; Lepa, Steffen ; Steffens, Jochen ; Schoenrock, Andreas ; Egermann, Hauke (2017)

This paper describes the concept of applying automatic music recommendation to the audio branding domain. We describe our approach of developing a prediction model for the perceived expressive content of music which is based on a large-scale listening experiment. We present an orthogonal 4-factor model for measuring musical expression as outcome variable, whereas audio- and music features as we...

Towards automatic music recommendation for audio branding scenarios

Herzog, Martin ; Lepa, Steffen ; Egermann, Hauke (2016)

Within the MIR community, most prediction models of musical impact on listeners focus on mood or emotional effects (perceived or induced). The ABC_DJ project investigates the associative impact of music on listeners from the specific perspective of music branding that surrounds us in our everyday lives. We pre-sent a general concept for applying automatic music rec-ommendation within this domai...

Entwicklung eines Systems zur automatischen Musikempfehlung im Kontext des Audio Brandings

Steffens, Jochen ; Lepa, Steffen ; Egermann, Hauke ; Schönrock, Andreas ; Herzog, Martin (2017)

In den vergangenen Jahren hat der systematische Einsatz von Audio Branding, d.h. Maßnahmen akustischer Markenführung, zunehmend an Bedeutsamkeit gewonnen. Neben Konzeption, Design und Entwicklung von Audio Logos geht es dabei unter anderem auch um Music-Branding-Strategien - die systematische Verwendung von Musikstücken zur Kommunikation einer Markenidentität an die avisierten Zielgruppen, beis...

Pre-GMBI-v2

Lepa, Steffen ; Steffens, Jochen ; Schönrock, Andreas ; Herzog, Martin ; Egermann, Hauke (2017-06-02)

The General Music Branding Inventory (GMBI) is a new psychometric instrument for assessing the music-induced association of attributes, which are frequently and reliably used in the field of music branding. The pre-GMBI version 2 consists of 36 attributes which have been used for music perception ratings during the second large scale online listening experiment in ABC_DJ. The aim of ABC_DJ proj...

Music Branding Expert Terminology

Lepa, Steffen ; Herzog, Martin ; Schönrock, Andreas ; Steffens, Jochen ; Egermann, Hauke (2017-06-02)

The Music Branding Expert Terminology (MBET) is a comprehensive terminology of verbal attributes used in music branding. It consists of 132 terms grouped into 19 dimensions. The MBET is a preliminary result of the project ABC_DJ (http://abcdj.eu/). The aim of ABC_DJ is to predict brand attributes and emotional expressions (such as ‘rebellious’, ‘reliable’, ‘sentimental’ or ‘confident’) based on...

Pitch distributions for individual instruments in the symphonies No. 1-9 of L.v. Beethoven

Quiring, Roman ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2016)

This dataset contains pitch distributions for the symphonies No. 1-9 of Ludwig van Beethoven. Data is available for all symphonies, all movements, and every musical instrument separately. Pitch distributions are represented as histograms in the MIDI pitch range. For transposing instruments, the pitch distributions refer to the sounding, not the written pitch. See the file header for information...

Single-channel and binaural room impulse responses of a 64-channel loudspeaker array for different room configurations

Erbes, Vera ; Geier, Matthias ; Weinzierl, Stefan ; Spors, Sascha (2015-04-21)

The database contains measured single-channel and binaural room impulse responses (RIRs and BRIRs) of a 64-channel loudspeaker array of square shape under varying room acoustical conditions. The measurements have been performed at the Audio Lab of the Institute of Communications Engineering, University of Rostock. The RIRs have been measured at three receiver positions for four different absorb...

Room Acoustical Measurements and Simulations of Italian Renaissance Theatres

Büttner, Clemens ; Schultz, Frank ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2014-04-15)

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Spatial Audio Quality Inventory (SAQI). Test Manual.

Lindau, Alexander (2014-02-27)

The perceptual evaluation of virtual acoustic environments may be based on overall criteria such as plausibility and authenticity or by using catalogues of more detailed auditory qualities as, e.g., loudness, timbre, localization, etc. However, only the latter will be suitable to reveal specific shortcomings of a simulation under test and allow for a directed technical improvement. To this end ...

Survey Musik und Medien 2012: Audio Media Usage in Germany - Audio Sources - Audio Sources used in 2012 - Versatile Traditionalists

Lepa, Steffen (2013-08-01)

How do the Germans listen to music nowadays? Survey Musik und Medien 2012 delivers representative data on actual audio media usage of German population. These data allow the comparison of usage frequencies regarding new and old audio media technologies with reference to three separate domains of audio technology use: Audio Sources describe distribution channels by which music is purchased, a...

Survey Musik und Medien 2012: Audio Media Usage in Germany - Audio Sources - Audio Sources used in 2012 - Selective Adopters

Lepa, Steffen (2013-08-01)

How do the Germans listen to music nowadays? Survey Musik und Medien 2012 delivers representative data on actual audio media usage of German population. These data allow the comparison of usage frequencies regarding new and old audio media technologies with reference to three separate domains of audio technology use: Audio Sources describe distribution channels by which music is purchased, a...

Survey Musik und Medien 2012: Audio Media Usage in Germany - Audio Sources - Audio Sources used in 2012 - Selective Traditionalists

Lepa, Steffen (2013-08-01)

How do the Germans listen to music nowadays? Survey Musik und Medien 2012 delivers representative data on actual audio media usage of German population. These data allow the comparison of usage frequencies regarding new and old audio media technologies with reference to three separate domains of audio technology use: Audio Sources describe distribution channels by which music is purchased, a...

Survey Musik und Medien 2012: Audio Media Usage in Germany - Audio Sources - Audio Sources used in 2012 - Digital Mobilists

Lepa, Steffen (2013-08-01)

How do the Germans listen to music nowadays? Survey Musik und Medien 2012 delivers representative data on actual audio media usage of German population. These data allow the comparison of usage frequencies regarding new and old audio media technologies with reference to three separate domains of audio technology use: Audio Sources describe distribution channels by which music is purchased, a...

Survey Musik und Medien 2012: Audio Media Usage in Germany - Audio Sources - Audio Sources used in 2012 - Versatile Audiophiles

Lepa, Steffen (2013-08-01)

How do the Germans listen to music nowadays? Survey Musik und Medien 2012 delivers representative data on actual audio media usage of German population. These data allow the comparison of usage frequencies regarding new and old audio media technologies with reference to three separate domains of audio technology use: Audio Sources describe distribution channels by which music is purchased, a...