Senior Professor TU Ilmenau Ilmenau, Thuringen, Germany
We summarise recent research on perception and active sensing from a pro audio perspective. Topics include overt and hidden reach-out features of listening, and how time may influence what we hear on a number of different scales.
A new understanding of human perception would not only result in a revision of textbooks, and influence some types of subjective testing. Between-listener variation might also be investigated more systematically, and possibly help guide improvements in recording, distribution and reproduction. The discussion will include a review of distribution based on perceptual coders, their usefulness and their limits.