Listen to auralizations

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Comprehensive overview of auralizations, including simulating an orchestra

A thorough video on auralizations, with Spanish subtitles included (via the YouTube interface).

0:00 Intro
0:52 auralization examples from our website
1:46 Enabling auralizations
2:11 What are binaural impulse responses
2:33 Finding and exploring the auralizations window
3:29 Setting up an auralization with included anechoic recordings
5:08 Adjusting auralization playback level
6:45 Listening to auralization
8:11 Real-time auralizations using “Streaming Convolution”
9:55 Wavepacks, additional anechoic recordings from our website
11:45 Tabulating sources
13:04 Using the multi source/signal auralization expert
14:36 Listening to a complex auralization of many convolutions
15:53 Outro

Realistic crowd auralizations with a single speech audio in ODEON

Simulating a realistic crowd typically requires several speech sources with varying pitch, spectrum, etc. But with ODEON’s AudioFX tool, you can take a single speech signal, and generate many speech signals with slightly varying characteristics. Then, you can select all of these files and ODEON will automatically set up a complex auralization with many sources. Auralizations and the AudioFX tool are a feature of the Auditorium and Combined editions of ODEON.

0:00 Introduction and example
1:11 Crowd simulation requirements
1:54 Using AudioFX to generate speech signals
4:56 Multi-source auralization requirements
5:50 Finding the multi source signal auralization expert
6:26 Scenario to simulate
7:01 Setting up speech sources
9:00 Running the calculations
10:13 Listening to the auralization
10:51 Looking at individual sources
12:08 Copying auralizations
12:56 Outro

Load, play, and analyze impulse responses

If you possess the WAV file of an impulse response, even if it was obtained from outside of ODEON, you can load it derive the room acoustic parameters from it and instantly produce auralizations. 


Skip to 6:18 to see how to produce auralizations with a loaded impulse response.

Sound transmission & industrial noise auralization

If you have your reduction indices/transmission loss values in 1/3 or full octave bands, you can add transmission properties to walls in your model. And if you have ODEON Auditorium or Combined, you can also listen to the result of adding transmission to your model. Here, we show an example in an industrial scenario.

Skip to 6:06 for an auralization of industrial noise with transmission.

Making a full violin section

Using the AudioFX tool in ODEON you can make auralizations of a full violin section from just one audio source, sounding truly like different instruments and musicians. This video goes through the difference in sound with and without using the Audio FX tool, how you make one audio source into multiple, and how to set up a group of eg. violins based on the audio files made by the Audio FXs tool.