The Interactive SoundScape Renderer for Loudspeaker- and Headphone-Based Spatial Sound Presentation
Paper in proceedings, 2017

We demonstrate the SoundScape Renderer (SSR), which is an open-source software package that performs realtime spatial sound reproduction based on various different loudspeaker-based methods as well as headphones. The implemented algorithms include wave field synthesis, amplitude panning Ambi-sonics, VBAP, and binaural reproduction amongst others and cover the entire range from single-person sound reproduction to large-scale loudspeaker arrays. SSR comprises a TCP/IP interface that allows for its entire functionality to be controlled remotely. Any software running on any platform can connect to SSR and serve as a remote control. We describe two such examples: 1) The BoomRoom, a system for mid-air direct interaction with virtual sound sources, and 2) an Android-based remote control that allows for interaction with SSR using the touch screen of a smartphone.


Jens Ahrens

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics

Peter Bartz


Matthias Geier


Sascha Spors

University of Rostock

23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology


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Information and Communication Technology

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Computer and Information Science

Human Computer Interaction





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