head-related transfer function

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head-related transfer function

Abbreviation: HRTF
A mathematical representation of the ways in which the positions of the head, trunk, and ears filter sounds, altering the way they are perceived.
Synonym: anatomical transfer function
See also: function
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Designed for use with multi-channel source material such as AC-3, MPEG-2 and Dolby Pro Logic, Spatializer N-2-2 uses Interaural Time Delay (ITD), Interaural Intensity Difference (IID), psychoacoustic techniques and Head Related Transfer Functions (HRTF) developed by Spatializer.
The SRS Labs' FOCUS technology employs what are called Head Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) to identify the directionality and spatial qualities of sound that enters the ears.
Head Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs), which are algorithms based on the natural characteristics of the human hearing system, are used on both the front and rear surround channels to synthesize virtual surround speakers to the side and rear of the listener.