Patent Number: 7,822,496

Title: Audio signal processing method and apparatus

Abstract: An audio signal processing method and apparatus in which the apparatus includes a plurality of digital filters, each supplied with an audio signal, and a speaker array. Outputs from the digital filters are supplied to speakers included in the speaker array to form a sound field. A predetermined delay time is set in each of the digital filters, to thereby form, in the sound field, a point where the sound pressure is higher than in the surrounding and a point where the sound pressure is lower than in the surrounding. A low-pass filter characteristic is given to the frequency response of the digital filters and a pseudo pulse train is used to enhance the setting resolution of the delay time.

Inventors: Asada; Kohei (Kanagawa, JP), Itabashi; Tetsunori (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00