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Immersive Audio Over Headphones


With more and more people able to access broadcast content on portable devices, the quality of the headphone listening experience is becoming increasingly important. This workshop explored how binaural audio technology could create immersive spatial sound experiences for those listening over headphones.

[Presentations are accessible by EBU Members and event participants - a website user account is required.]

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Presentations - Day 1
History of Binaural Broadcasting - Paul Newis,
A historical review of binaural research - Olivier Warusfel (IRCAM)
Immersive audio: who’s listening? - Werner Bleisteiner (Bayerischer Rundfunk)
Binaural in the real world: nouvOson - Hervé Dejardin (Radio France)
Headphone surround: a listening test - Chris Pike (BBC)
SOFA format - exchange of HRTF files (AES paper)
Neural Sensitivities - HRTF Representations in the Auditory Pathway - Poppy Crum (Dolby)
Does 2D or 3D video make immersive audio sound better? - Jan Plogsties (Fraunhofer IIS)
Strategies for Audio over Headphones - Darragh Ballesty (DTS)

Day 2
Qualifying the binaural experience - Alex Raake (TU Berlin)
Techniques for personalized binaural sound - Rozenn Nicol (Orange Labs)
Head tracking techniques for binaural sound - Wolfgang Hess (Fraunhofer IIS)
The MARVIN spherical microphone array - Michael Weitnauer (IRT)
Binaural reproduction using loudspeakers - Michael Meier (IRT)

Binaural reproduction Michael Meier (IRT)
New binaural recording techniques Michael Weitnauer (IRT)
Head tracking techniques Wolfgang Hess (Fraunhofer IIS)
Personalized binaural sound Rozenn Nicol (Orange Labs)
The binaural experience Alex Raake (TU Berlin)
Binaural broadcasting strategies Matthieu Parmentier (FranceTV)
Broadcast strategies for headphones Darragh Ballesty (DTS)
2D or 3D video Jan Plogsties (Fraunhofer IIS)
Neural Sensitivities Poppy Crum (Dolby)
SOFA format M. Noisternig (UMR IRCAM-CNRS-UPMC) and P. Majdak (OAW)
Headphone surround Chris Pike (BBC)
nouvOson Hervé Dejardin (Radio France)
Immersive audio Werner Bleisteiner (Bayerischer Rundfunk)
Binaural research O. Warusfel and M. Noisternig (IRCAM)
History of Binaural Broadcasting Paul Newis
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