Sound Field Synthesis Toolbox for Matlab¶
The SFS Toolbox for Matlab gives you the possibility to play around with sound field synthesis methods like wave field synthesis (WFS) or near-field compensated higher order Ambisonics (NFC-HOA). There are functions to simulate monochromatic sound fields for different secondary source (loudspeaker) setups, time snapshots of full band impulses emitted by the secondary source distributions, or even generate binaural room scanning (BRS) impulse response sets in order to generate binaural simulations of the synthesized sound fields with the SoundScape Renderer.
- Source code and issue tracker:
- SFS Toolbox for Python:
- MIT – see the file
Download the Toolbox, go to the main path of the Toolbox and start it with
SFS_start which will add all needed paths to Matlab/Octave. If
you want to remove them again, run
- You need Matlab version R2011b or newer to run the Toolbox. On older
versions the Toolbox should also work, but you need to add narginchk.m to
- You need Octave version 3.6 or newer to run the Toolbox. In addition,
you will need the
signalpackages from octave-forge.
audioread()is not available in your Matlab or Octave version, you can replace it by
wavread(). It is used in the two functions
- Impulse responses:
- The Toolbox uses the SOFA file format for handling impulse response data
sets like HRTFs. If you want to use this functionality you also have to
install the SOFA API for Matlab/Octave, which you can add to your paths
- Backward compatibility:
- Since version 2.0.0 the SFS Toolbox incorporates SOFA as file format for HRTFs which replaces the old irs file format formerly used by the Toolbox. If you still need this you should download the latest version with irs file support.
In order to make a simulation of the sound field of a monochromatic point source with a frequency of 800 Hz placed at (0,2.5,0) m synthesized by WFS run
conf = SFS_config; conf.plot.normalisation = 'center'; sound_field_mono_wfs([-2 2],[-2 2],0,[0 2.5 0],'ps',800,conf)
To make a simulation of the same point source - now producing a broadband impulse - in the time domain at a time of 5 ms after the first loudspeaker activity run
conf = SFS_config; conf.plot.normalisation = 'max'; sound_field_imp_wfs([-2 2],[-2 2],0,[0 2.5 0],'ps',0.005,conf)
After that have a look at
SFS_config.m for the default settings of
the Toolbox. Please don’t change the settings directly in
SFS_config.m, but create an extra function or script for this, that
can look like this:
conf = SFS_config; conf.fs = 48000;
For a detailed description of all available features the SFS Toolbox, have a look at the online documentation.
Credits and feedback¶
If you have questions, bug reports or feature requests, please use the Issue Section to report them.
If you use the SFS Toolbox for your publications please cite our AES Convention e-Brief and the DOI for the used Toolbox version, you will find at the official releases page:
Copyright (c) 2010-2017 SFS Toolbox Developers