Real World

Domestic Living Room

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Description: 
Domestic living room, recorded in front of speaker, at the back of the room, and in the adjacent room. Cutoff at 16kHz due to hardware constraints.
Source Sound: 
30 second sine sweep 20hz - 22 kHz
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Input: 
Tube Hifi
Microphone(s): 
Sony Walkman
Space Category: 
Small Room
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
0.000.270.350.270.240.200.180.200.180.14

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
5.120.380.260.130.130.130.130.130.130.13

Definition D50
0.410.910.981.001.001.001.001.001.001.00

Clarity C50 (dB)
-1.5510.2817.8423.6426.6329.9231.1727.3428.9033.14

Clarity C80 (dB)
1.0918.5423.0927.0531.7835.4636.8533.5136.0241.16


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Stairway, University of York

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Description: 
This stereo impulse response was recorded in a stairway found in the Electronics Department at the University of York
Measurement Team: 
Simon Shelley
Capture Date: 
Tue, 13/07/2010
Source Sound: 
Swept Sine; 20 Hz - 22 kHz; 15 Seconds; 96kHz
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Input: 
Genelec S30D
Microphone(s): 
Neumann KM 140 Cardioid
Space Category: 
Hall
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
1.041.671.081.051.231.080.900.920.750.52

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
0.730.730.470.600.730.730.600.600.600.35

Definition D50
0.250.800.770.810.680.760.790.790.770.91

Clarity C50 (dB)
-4.805.945.316.343.274.955.875.705.1910.16

Clarity C80 (dB)
1.297.0611.619.376.357.879.018.488.7314.65


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Location
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Department of Electronics, University Of York
Heslington
York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
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Simon Shelley

St. Margaret's Church - National Centre for Early Music

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Description: 
Impulse responses were captured in St. Margaret's Church in York. The space has since been redeveloped and is now used for concerts and conferences, and for this reason its acoustics have been extensively redesigned by ARUP Acoustics. Using different configurations at the panel absorbers (reflective on the one side, absorbing on the other) as well as drapes in the roof the acoustic behaviour can be changed. The first cofiguration, for musical/opera performances, includes drapes and 75% of panels in use (open). For the second configuration, the drapes and 100% of the panels are in use, suitable for lectures/speech. For the third configuration, suitable for music recitals, only the drapes are in use (all panel absorbers closed). Photographs show the configurations being used. Receiver positions were chosen in order to create a virtual grid of 26 points equidistant from each other in the audience area. The source was placed as a performer would be in the space. The positions of these sources and receivers are described in the attached diagram. -----NOTE: The Impulse Responses have been updated on 22nd March 2012. For more information please contact with Aglaia Foteinou (af539@ohm.york.ac.uk or A.Foteinou@wlv.ac.uk)
Measurement Team: 
Aglaia Foteinou (af539@ohm.york.ac.uk or A.Foteinou@wlv.ac.uk)
Simon Shelley
Capture Date: 
Tue, 03/05/2011
Size: 
3600 m³
Source Sound: 
Swept Sine; 20 Hz - 22 kHz; 15 Seconds; 96kHz
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Input: 
Genelec S30D
Microphone(s): 
Soundfield SPS422B Microphone
Space Category: 
Church
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Analysis Description: 
This is an omnidirectional impulse response (w-channel of the B-Format files) recorded from the 17th receiver position of the 1st configuration using a Soundfield SPS422B Microphone.
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
21.002.691.821.601.491.401.301.150.810.52

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
2.392.131.621.871.621.491.361.110.590.47

Definition D50
0.060.220.410.220.370.370.430.460.710.85

Clarity C50 (dB)
-12.22-5.48-1.58-5.38-2.29-2.22-1.22-0.783.807.44

Clarity C80 (dB)
-3.16-3.53-0.03-1.41-0.580.531.523.207.9112.48


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Video Description: 
A walkthrough animation has been created where the viewer moves through a virtual space rendered using 3D CAD techniques, listening to the sound produced from a musical source place within it. The video was produced using a CAD model in 3DS Max in which a camera path guides the viewer through the virtual space. For the accompanying audio, two different auralization techniques were used. First, B-format impulse responses were measured in-situ, across 26 different receiver positions with the source at the virtual performer position. The second auralization was based on a geometric acoustic model of the same space with equivalent source and receiver positions. For the walkthrough simulation, receiver positions are selected based on the camera path trajectory. Anechoic material was convolved with the corresponding receiver position B-format impulse responses obtained from both the measurements and the computer model. Postproduction and B-format decoding was carried out in Nuendo 5.5, crossfading between both receiver positions (for the walkthrough) and the auralization methods (allowing a comparison to be made).
Location
Address: 
The National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church, Walmgate
York York YO1 9TL
United Kingdom
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Aglaia Foteinou
Simon Shelley

Terry's Typing Room

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Description: 
These Impulse Responses were measured in the partitioned typing room inside the Terry's chocolate and confectionery factory in York. The factory was closed in 2005 and the site is planned for redevelopment.
Measurement Team: 
Dr. Damian T. Murphy
Capture Date: 
Sun, 03/12/2006
Size: 
3500 m³
Source Sound: 
Log. Swept Sine; 20-22k Hz; 15s long
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Input: 
Genelec S30D
Microphone(s): 
Neumann KM 140 Cardioid
Soundfield SPS422B Microphone
Space Category: 
Hall
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Analysis Description: 
This is an omnidirectional impulse response recorded using a Soundfield SPS422B Microphone.
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
1.931.601.622.232.982.802.161.590.850.57

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
1.401.010.881.652.162.041.271.010.630.24

Definition D50
0.090.430.510.430.480.430.670.700.760.92

Clarity C50 (dB)
-10.05-1.190.13-1.27-0.35-1.313.133.665.0210.82

Clarity C80 (dB)
-1.743.143.232.310.82-0.024.105.718.4114.29


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Location
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The Chocolate Works
Bishopthorpe Road
York YO23 1DE
United Kingdom
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Dr. Damian T. Murphy

Falkland Palace Bottle Dungeon

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Description: 
An Impulse Response recorded in the bottle dungeon found in Falkland Palace.
Measurement Team: 
Dr. Damian T. Murphy
Capture Date: 
Tue, 24/03/2009
Source Sound: 
Balloon Pop
Input: 
A balloon pop.
Microphone(s): 
Soundfield SPS422B Microphone
Space Category: 
Chamber
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
2.632.552.092.161.601.110.770.630.410.30

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
0.652.571.421.811.171.040.780.650.400.27

Definition D50
0.360.230.440.390.560.570.690.710.860.94

Clarity C50 (dB)
-2.43-5.13-1.09-2.030.961.233.493.817.8112.01

Clarity C80 (dB)
7.52-3.361.450.893.093.366.147.3712.4018.40


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Falkland Palace & Garden KY15 7BU
United Kingdom
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Dr. Damian T. Murphy

Tyndall Bruce Monument

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Description: 
This monument was created for Onesipherous Tyndall Bruce in Falkland.
Measurement Team: 
Dr. Damian T. Murphy
Capture Date: 
Tue, 24/03/2009
Size: 
40 m³
Source Sound: 
Log. Swept Sine; 20-22k Hz; 15s long
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Input: 
Genelec S30D
Microphone(s): 
Neumann KM 140 Cardioid
Soundfield SPS422B Microphone
Space Category: 
Chamber
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Analysis Description: 
This is an omnidirectional impulse response recorded using a Soundfield SPS422B Microphone.
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
12.8513.003.612.271.741.401.080.810.460.25

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
2.412.921.771.131.001.000.490.110.110.11

Definition D50
0.140.370.530.580.710.780.890.970.981.00

Clarity C50 (dB)
-7.98-2.380.481.373.975.608.9014.4417.1824.32

Clarity C80 (dB)
-1.200.041.432.334.496.2110.0316.1621.6930.82


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Falkland Palace Royal Tennis Court

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Description: 
These impulse responses were recorded in a tennis court with no roof. The court is designed for Real Tennis, or Caitch and can be found at Falkland Palace in Fife. It was originally built for King James V of Scotland and construction began in 1539.
Measurement Team: 
Dr. Damian T. Murphy
Capture Date: 
Tue, 24/03/2009
Size: 
2300 m³
Source Sound: 
Log. Swept Sine; 20-22k Hz; 15s long
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Input: 
Genelec S30D
Microphone(s): 
Neumann KM 140 Cardioid
Soundfield SPS422B Microphone
Space Category: 
Hall
Open Air
Sports Hall
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Analysis Description: 
This is an omnidirectional impulse response recorded using a Soundfield SPS422B Microphone.
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
9.244.965.195.616.415.482.161.090.740.52

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
1.901.901.511.261.391.261.000.620.490.23

Definition D50
0.010.440.570.470.460.700.740.710.810.92

Clarity C50 (dB)
-22.00-1.131.18-0.54-0.623.624.483.966.1810.69

Clarity C80 (dB)
-18.71-0.643.244.062.204.686.669.4710.2814.57


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Falkland Palace & Garden KY15 7BU
United Kingdom
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Dr. Damian T. Murphy

Terry's Factory Warehouse

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Description: 
These Impulse Responses were measured in a large empty warehouse inside the Terry's chocolate and confectory factory in York. The factory was closed in 2005 and the site is planned for redevelopment.
Measurement Team: 
Dr. Damian T. Murphy
Capture Date: 
Sun, 22/10/2006
Size: 
4500 m³
Source Sound: 
Log. Swept Sine; 20-22k Hz; 15s long
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Input: 
Genelec S30D
Microphone(s): 
Neumann KM 140 Cardioid
Soundfield SPS422B Microphone
Space Category: 
Hall
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Analysis Description: 
This is an omnidirectional impulse response recorded using a Soundfield SPS422B Microphone.
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
88.6469.6066.818.1910.2210.528.096.052.939.74

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
4.164.673.776.467.877.495.823.521.600.57

Definition D50
0.050.130.120.150.170.210.320.440.630.85

Clarity C50 (dB)
-12.50-8.33-8.84-7.47-7.01-5.80-3.27-0.982.337.55

Clarity C80 (dB)
-4.84-3.65-6.20-5.16-4.60-2.50-1.260.784.099.50


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The Chocolate Works
Bishopthorpe Road
York YO23 1DE
United Kingdom
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Dr. Damian T. Murphy

R1 Nuclear Reactor Hall

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Description: 
Built in 1954, the R1 Nuclear Reactor has not been used since 1970. However, the reactor hall still remains. It is found 25 metres underneath the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, near to Stolkholm.
Measurement Team: 
Damian T. Murphy
Capture Date: 
Tue, 07/11/2006
Size: 
3500 m³
Source Sound: 
Swept Sine; 20 Hz - 22 kHz; 15 Seconds
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Space Category: 
Hall
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
6.985.454.495.155.434.783.602.511.450.98

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
6.155.123.844.354.354.102.821.921.030.51

Definition D50
0.020.110.130.170.220.240.400.500.590.79

Clarity C50 (dB)
-17.33-9.15-8.29-6.82-5.61-4.93-1.73-0.031.535.76

Clarity C80 (dB)
-15.65-7.04-4.51-1.40-3.53-3.24-0.012.065.0711.22


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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Valhallavägen 79
Stockholm 114 27
Sweden
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York Minster

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Description: 
York Minster is the largest medieval gothic cathedral in the UK and one of the finest in Europe, built between the 12th and 15th centuries on the foundations of the previous Norman church that was in turn constructed on the foundations of the original Roman fortress. It is approximately 160m long, 76m wide and 27m high to the vaulted ceiling, constructed predominantly of stone with extensive, large panels of stained glass windows. Its beautiful acoustic and setting make it a sought after and highly popular music performance venue.
Measurement Team: 
Damian T. Murphy
Capture Date: 
Fri, 13/01/2006
Size: 
140000 m³
Source Sound: 
Log. Swept Sine; 20-22k Hz; 15s long
Source Sound Category: 
Swept sine (logarithmic)
Space Category: 
Cathedral
Generation Type: 
Real World
Analysis
Demonstration Impulse Response: 

Waveform

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Acoustic Parameters


Octave Band
31.25 Hz62.5 Hz125 Hz250 Hz500 Hz1 kHz2 kHz4 kHz8 kHz16 kHz

Reverberation Time RT60 T30 (seconds)
7.548.147.858.298.407.716.034.032.0018.86

Early Decay Time EDT (seconds)
4.565.466.866.997.506.994.692.771.230.98

Definition D50
0.050.280.290.320.170.200.350.430.620.64

Clarity C50 (dB)
-12.97-4.12-3.81-3.18-6.76-6.09-2.60-1.222.192.42

Clarity C80 (dB)
-10.58-1.77-1.76-2.54-5.52-5.40-1.89-0.113.614.71


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York Minster
1A Chapter House St
York, NYK YO1 7JH
United Kingdom
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