Reverberation enhancement from a feedback delay network perspective


In reverberation enhancement systems (RESs), sound is constantly fed back from multiple microphones to multiple loudspeakers to enhance reverberation artificially in the target room. This contribution shows that such a system can be understood as an extended feedback delay network (FDN). A tuning process, similar to that of the FDN is presented, allowing arbitrary frequency-dependent reverberation elongation. The cross-talk between the loudspeakers and the microphones leads to comb filtering and isolated ringing modes in the RES, which produce undesired metallic and rough sounds. To mitigate these undesired effects, a cross-talk cancellation system is integrated in the RES. In a simulation example, the benefits of cross-talk cancellation is evaluated.

Convention of Electrical & Electronics Engineers in Israel (IEEEI)