Published October 21, 2020 | Version v0.2
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Open Database of Spatial Room Impulse Responses at Detmold University of Music

  • 1. Detmold University of Music

Description

This repository contains an open source database of Spatial Room Impulse Responses (SRIR) captured at three different performance spaces of the Detmold University of Music. It includes the following rooms: 

  • Detmold Konzerthaus (medium sized concert hall, ~600 seats).
  • Brahmssaal (small music chamber room, ~100 seats).
  • Detmold Sommertheater (theater, ~300 seats).

The collection contains approximately 600 multichannel RIRs corresponding to several source and receiver configurations. For each room we include measurement positions on stage and at the audience area captured with both an artificial head and an open microphone array compatible with the Spatial Decomposition Method (SDM).

The Detmold Konzerthaus holds a large scale Wave Field Synthesis system and a Room Acoustic Enhancement System. SRIRs of an ensemble of focused sources on stage and with conditions of increased artificial reverberation are also included.

If you use this dataset for your research, please cite our work:

Amengual Gari, S. V.; Sahin, B.; Eddy, D; Kob, M.: "Open Database of Spatial Room Impulse Responses at Detmold University of Music", 149th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, 2020.

 

The database is organized in 3 sets:

- Set A:

Source: Single Source measurements.

Receiver: Open Array and Dummy Head.

Rooms: BS, DST, KH

Special configurations: Artificial reverberation, music stand on stage

- Set B: 

Source: Loudspeaker and WFS orchestra

Receiver: Open Array.

Rooms: KH

- Set C:

Source: Loudspeaker orchestra

Receiver: Dummy Head and Omni8 array

Rooms: KH

 

Further details on the measurement procedure and acoustical analysis of the RIRs can be found in the following publications:

Set A

Amengual Gari, S. V., Investigations on the Influence of Acoustics on Live Music Performance using Virtual Acoustic Methods, Ph.D. thesis, 2017.

Amengual Garí, S. V.; Kob, M: "Investigating the impact of a music stand on stage using spatial impulse responses". 142nd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, Berlin, May 2017.

Set B

Amengual Garí, S. V.; Pätynen, J.; Lokki, T.: "Physical and perceptual comparison of real and focused sound sources in a concert hall". Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 64 (12), pp. 1014-1025, December 2016.

Set C

Sahin, B., ““Investigation of the Detmold Concert Hall auditorium acoustics by comparing preference ratings and objective measurements.”, M.Sc. Thesis, 2017.

Sahin, B., Amengual, S. V., and Kob, M., “Investigating listeners’ preferences in Detmold Concert Hall by comparing sensory evaluation and objective measurements,” Proc. 43th DAGA, Kiel, 2017.
 

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Additional details

Funding

BATWOMAN – Basic Acoustics Training - & Workprogram On Methodologies for Acoustics - Network 605867
European Commission

References

  • Amengual Gari, S. V., Investigations on the Influence of Acoustics on Live Music Performance using Virtual Acoustic Methods, Ph.D. thesis, 2017.
  • Amengual Garí, S. V.; Kob, M: "Investigating the impact of a music stand on stage using spatial impulse responses". 142nd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, Berlin, May 2017.
  • Amengual Garí, S. V.; Pätynen, J.; Lokki, T.: "Physical and perceptual comparison of real and focused sound sources in a concert hall". Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 64 (12), pp. 1014-1025, December 2016.
  • Sahin, B., ""Investigation of the Detmold Concert Hall auditorium acoustics by comparing preference ratings and objective measurements.", M.Sc. Thesis, 2017.
  • Sahin, B., Amengual, S. V., and Kob, M., "Investigating listeners' preferences in Detmold Concert Hall by comparing sensory evaluation and objective measurements," Proc. 43th DAGA, Kiel, 2017.