Re: spectral shape + perceptual distance ("Freed, Dan" )

Subject: Re: spectral shape + perceptual distance
From:    "Freed, Dan"  <DFreed@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:20:21 -0700

Also possibly useful: Toole FE, Olive SE (1988). "The modification of timbre by resonances: perception and measurement", J Audio Eng Soc 36(3):122-142. Bücklein R (1981). "The audibility of frequency response irregularities", J Audio Eng Soc 29(3):126-131 (translation of article published in German in 1962). Dan Freed Senior Engineer Dept. of Human Communication Sciences & Devices House Ear Institute 2100 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90057 USA Phone: +1-213-353-7084 Fax: +1-213-413-0950 Email: dfreed@xxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx On Behalf Of Cote, Nicolas Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:02 AM To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [AUDITORY] spectral shape + perceptual distance Dear Andy, A further investigation was done in the following contribution: Waeltermann, M., Raake, A., Moeller, S. (2008). "The Sound Character Space of Spectrally Distorted Telephone Speech and its Impact on Quality". In: Proc. 124th AES Convention, 17-20 May, NL-Amsterdam, Paper No. 7464. There, the perceptual space of linearly distorted telephone speech has been revealed by Multidimensional Scaling (MDS). It has been shown that the two dimensions highly correlate with two parameters that can be extracted from the gain function of the channel. A model for the resulting subjective quality is given. Significant work in this direction has also been done by Moore and co-workers: Moore, B. C. J., and Tan, C. T. (2003). "Perceived naturalness of spectrally distorted speech and music," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 114, 408-419. Moore, B. C. J., and Tan, C. T. (2004). "Development and validation of a method for predicting the perceived naturalness of sounds subjected to spectral distortion," J. Audio Eng. Soc. 52, 900-914. They developed sophisticated models for naturalness prediction of spectrally distorted signals. In all these papers, comprehensive lists of related literature are given. Best regards, Nicolas Côté -----Original Message----- From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx On Behalf Of Bernhard Laback Sent: jeudi 23 octobre 2008 09:28 To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [AUDITORY] spectral shape + perceptual distance Hi Andy, Look at: Rao P, van Dinther R, Veldhuis R, Kohlrausch A. (2001). "A measure for predicting audibility discrimination thresholds for spectral envelope distortions in vowel sounds," J Acoust Soc Am. 109, 2085-2097. Best, Bernhard Andrew Sabin wrote: > Hi All, > > Is anyone aware of a paper investigating a way to model the perceptual > distance between 2 sounds that differ in spectral shape, but are > otherwise identical? The ideal investigation would compare a single > recorded sound that has been processed with 2 different equalization > (frequency vs gain) curves. I am aware of the recent work by Terasawa > et al., but I am most interested in real (recorded) sounds. > > Many thanks > > Andy Sabin > Graduate Student > Northwestern University > -- *************************** Bernhard Laback, Ph.D. Experimental Audiology Group Acoustics Research Institute (ARI) Austrian Academy of Sciences NEW LOCATION! Wohllebengasse 12-14 A-1040 Wien Austria Tel.: +43 1 51581 2514 Fax.: +43 1 51581 2530 ***************************

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