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Spatial Audio Reproduction with Primary Ambient Extraction


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Signal Processing book sub series (BRIEFSSIGNAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. JianJun He
    Pages 1-6
  3. JianJun He
    Pages 7-37
  4. JianJun He
    Pages 129-132

About this book


This book first introduces the background of spatial audio reproduction, with different types of audio content and for different types of playback systems. A literature study on the classical and emerging Primary Ambient Extraction (PAE) techniques is presented. The emerging techniques aim to improve the extraction performance and also enhance the robustness of PAE approaches in dealing with more complex signals encountered in practice. The in-depth theoretical study helps readers to understand the rationales behind these approaches. Extensive objective and subjective experiments validate the feasibility of applying PAE in spatial audio reproduction systems. These experimental results, together with some representative audio examples and MATLAB codes of the key algorithms, illustrate clearly the differences among various approaches and also help readers gain insights on selecting different approaches for different applications.


3D Audio Immersive Audio Sound Scene Decomposition Acoustic Signal Processing Primary Ambient Extraction (PAE)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological University School of EEESingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Jianjun He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. In 2011, he was working in Nanjing International Center of Entrepreneurs (NICE), building platforms for start-ups from oversea Chinese scholars. Since 2015, he has been a project officer with School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in NTU. His research interests include audio and acoustic signal processing, 3D audio (spatial audio), psychoacoustics, active noise control, source separation, and emerging audio and speech applications.       

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Spatial Audio Reproduction with Primary Ambient Extraction
  • Authors JianJun He
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Electrical
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-1550-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-1551-9
  • Series ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-8120
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 132
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Signal, Image and Speech Processing
    Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity
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“I found the book to be an excellent primer and reference on the title subject. … I recommend Spatial Audio Reproduction with Primary Ambient Extraction as a good reference for every engineer working behind the scenes to improve the user audio experience.” (Jon W. Mooney, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 65 (3), May-June, 2017)