Supporting Soundscape Design in Virtual Environments with Content-based Audio Retrieval

Jordi Janer


The computer-assisted design of soundscapes for virtual environments has received far less attention than the creation of graphical content. In this “think piece” we briefly introduce the principal characteristics of a framework under development that aims towards the creation of an automatic sonification of virtual worlds. As a starting point, the proposed system is based on an on-line collaborative sound repository that, together with content-based audio retrieval tools, assists the search of sounds to be associated with 3D models or scenes.


content-based; audio retrieval; freesound; virtual worlds; soundscape

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