Using multi-channel spatialization in sonification: A case study with meteorological data
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Spatialization can be used in sonification as an additional mapping dimension. Immersive spatialization also transmits more auditory data to a subject, compared to monophonic or stereophonic presentation. In this study the VBAP spatialization method is applied to the sonification of meteorological data gathered from a large geographical area in two different listening conditions. Parameter-driven FM synthesis, using JSyn (a Java-based sound API)  was used to reinforce the spatialization with timbral coloring. The sonification, designed to display a year of data in about twenty minutes, afforded a sense of storm movement, North-South seasonal variation, and comparison between years.