TAU Spatial Audio Events 2019



This package consists of two development datasets, TAU Spatial Sound Events 2019 - Ambisonic and TAU Spatial Sound Events 2019 - Microphone Array. These datasets contain recordings from an identical scene, with TAU Spatial Sound Events 2019 - Ambisonic providing four-channel First-Order Ambisonic (FOA) recordings while TAU Spatial Sound Events 2019 - Microphone Array provides four-channel directional microphone recordings from a tetrahedral array configuration. Both formats are extracted from the same microphone array. The recordings in the two datasets consist of stationary point sources from multiple sound classes each associated with a temporal onset and offset time, and DOA coordinate represented using azimuth and elevation angle. These development datasets are part of the DCASE 2019 Sound Event Localization and Detection Task.

Both the development set consists of 400, one minute long recordings sampled at 48000 Hz, and divided into four cross-validation splits of 100 recordings each. These recordings were synthesized using spatial room impulse response (IRs) collected from five indoor locations, at 504 unique combinations of azimuth-elevation-distance. Furthermore, in order to synthesize the recordings, the collected IRs were convolved with isolated sound events dataset from DCASE 2016 task 2. Finally, to create a realistic sound scene recording, natural ambient noise collected in the IR recording locations was added to the synthesized recordings such that the average SNR of the sound events was 30 dB.

The IRs were collected in Finland by Tampere University between 12/2017 - 06/2018. The data collection received funding from the European Research Council, grant agreement 637422 EVERYSOUND.
Date made available28 Feb 2019
Date of data productionDec 2017 - Jun 2018

Field of science, Statistics Finland

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