Thursday, April 17, 2014

OpenAIR Library

The University of York have recently released a new project called the Open Air Library, a database of acoustic impulse responses (reverberations) available to download under a Creatives Common license for auralization. Auralization is used more and more by researcher to predict the quality of sound produced in a building depending on the materials used, but also by game designers to recreate specific sounds produced within the game's buildings as well as for various virtual reality applications.

Hamilton Mausoleum

Some of the sounds available to download have been generated and recorded within real world settings and other have been computer generated. You can search for each use the world map. The library also includes a database of sounds recorded within an anechoic environment, which you can browse here.