Comparative Evaluation of Radio and Audio Logo Sound Designs

Cunningham, Stuart and McGregor, Iain (2015) Comparative Evaluation of Radio and Audio Logo Sound Designs. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63 (11). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1549-4950

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The testing of sound designs often involves only expert evaluations; training is commonly required when non-experts participate, which can alter the listening experience. This paper presents a method of evaluating sound designs for radio and audio logos that avoids listener training. Sound designs incorporating sound effects, music or dialogue can be broken down into discrete sound events that can then be rated using attributes of sound meaningful to both designers and listeners. Two examples are discussed, a radio drama, and a set of audio logos. Both of which were tested using a repertory grid approach. The paper shows that the method can highlight similarities and differences between designer and participant listening experiences. Comparing listening experiences could allow designers to be more confident about the reception of their sound designs.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Radio logos, Audio logos, Sound designs
Divisions: Applied Science, Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Stewart Milne
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 12:12
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 15:14

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