Amplitude Matching for Multizone Sound Field Control
preprintposted on 07.02.2022, 03:41 authored by Takumi Abe, Shoichi KoyamaShoichi Koyama, Natsuki Ueno, Hiroshi Saruwatari
A multizone sound field control method, called amplitude matching, is proposed. The objective of amplitude matching is to synthesize a desired amplitude (or magnitude) distribution over a target region with multiple loudspeakers, whereas the phase distribution is arbitrary. Most of the current multizone sound field control methods are intended to synthesize a specific sound field including phase or to control acoustic potential energy inside the target region. In amplitude matching, a specific desired amplitude distribution can be set, ignoring sound propagation directions. Although the optimization problem of amplitude matching does not have a closed-form solution, our proposed algorithm based on the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) allows us to accurately and efficiently synthesize the desired amplitude distribution. We also introduce the differential-norm penalty for a time-domain filter design with a small filter length. The experimental results indicated that the proposed method outperforms current multizone sound field control methods in terms of accuracy of the synthesized amplitude distribution.