NavigaTone

NavigaTone

NavigaTone is a project to leverage the capabilities of multi-track audio recordings and 3D audio rendering in the context of navigation systems. Instead of moving around the entire track in the stereo spectrum, we only move the voice of the singer to indicate where the navigation target is.

The audio rendering is performed by the KLANG:App

 

During our experiments, we used Carlos Gonzalez’ A Place for Us from The Mixing Secrets.
Since the KLANG:App has a 24-channel limit, we merged some of the drum sounds of the two drumsets included into single stems. This is our configuration file.
The two overlay cues we used are

Pink noise:

A sine beep:

If you want the complete set of files, please contact me and I will share them with you.

  • [DOI] F. Heller and J. Schöning, “NavigaTone: Seamlessly Embedding Navigation Cues in Mobile Music Listening,” in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, 2018, p. 637:1–637:7.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{heller2018a,
    Address = {New York, NY, USA},
    Author = {Heller, Florian and Sch\"{o}ning, Johannes},
    Booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
    Date-Added = {2018-01-05 15:05:11 +0000},
    Date-Modified = {2018-05-09 08:25:20 +0000},
    Doi = {10.1145/3173574.3174211},
    Isbn = {978-1-4503-5620-6},
    Keywords = {Virtual Audio Spaces; Spatial Audio; Mobile Devices; Audio Augmented Reality; Navigation.},
    Location = {Montr{\'e}al, QC, Canada},
    Numpages = {7},
    Pages = {637:1--637:7},
    Publisher = {ACM},
    Series = {CHI '18},
    Title = {NavigaTone: Seamlessly Embedding Navigation Cues in Mobile Music Listening},
    Url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3173574.3174211},
    Year = {2018},
    Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2858036.2858189},
    Bdsk-Url-2 = {https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858189}}