As audio and telecommunication technologies develop, there is an increasing need to evaluate the technical and perceptual performance of these innovations A growing number of new technologies e.g low bit rate coding are based on specific properties of the auditory system, which are often highly non linear This means that the auditory quality of such systems cannot be measured by traditional physical measures such as distortion, frequency response etc , but only by perceptual evaluations in the form of listening tests Perceptual Audio Evaluation provides a comprehensive guide to the many variables that need to be considered before, during and after experiments Including the selection of the content of the programme material to be reproduced, technical aspects of the production of the programme material, the experimental set up including calibration, and the statistical planning of the experiment and subsequent analysis of the data Perceptual Audio Evaluation Provides a complete and accessible guide to the motives, theory and practical application of perceptual evaluation of reproduced sound Discusses all the variables of perceptual evaluation, their control and their possible influence on the results Covers in detail all international standards on the topic Is illustrated throughout with tables, figures and worked solutions Perceptual Audio Evaluation will appeal to audio and speech engineers as well as researchers in audio and speech laboratories Postgraduate students in engineering or acoustics and undergraduate students studying psychoacoustics, speech audio processing and signal processing will also find this an essential reference....
|Title||:||Perceptual Audio Evaluation - Theory, Method and Application|
|Publisher||:||Wiley 1 edition June 16, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||462 pages|
|File Size||:||989 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Perceptual Audio Evaluation - Theory, Method and Application Reviews
I ordered this [highly specific] book because my own research is in the audio and sonification discipline. The methodologies described in the book, it must be said, are inherently subjective as examples of those employed by the authors. Greater objectivity would have been achieved by including a broad spectrum range of methods, particularly in an extensive literature review. The authors, demonstrated through their extensive references, clearly have a deep knowledge of the field, so it is somewhat tantalising to be presented with their own approaches as the authoritative and correct catalogue of experimental techniques. This said, it is a very welcome contribution to the field in which there is a dearth of literature assisting young researchers and provoking discussion of valid audio evaluation. I am confident that my research students will benefit from this book. I was surprised to find no section discussing different binaural and spatial reproduction calibration/techniques. It is more a methods than techniques book. Hence, the the first two words of its title, more than the last, describe it accurately for me.
Great book if you want to learn or teach experimental psychoacoustic research methods.