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Impulse response acoustic information calculator



10 Jul 2013 (Updated )

Calculate RT, DRR, Cte, and EDT for impulse response file

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rt60 = IR_stats(filename)
[rt60,drr] = IR_stats(filename)
[rt60,drr,cte] = IR_stats(filename)
[rt60,drr,cte,cfs] = IR_stats(filename)
[rt60,drr,cte,cfs,edt] = IR_stats(filename)
... = IR_stats(...,graph)
... = IR_stats(...,te)
... = IR_stats(...,spec)
... = IR_stats(...,y_fit)

rt60 = IR_stats(filename) returns the reverberation time (to -60 dB) using a method based on ISO 3382-1:2009. The function uses reverse cumulative trapezoidal integration to estimate the decay curve, and a linear least-square fit to estimate the slope between 0 dB and -60 dB. Estimates are taken in octave bands and the overall figure is an average of the 500 Hz and 1 kHz bands.

The function attempts to identify the direct impulse as the peak of the squared impulse response.

filename should be the full path to a wave file or the name of a wave file on the Matlab search path. The file can have any number of channels, estimates (and plots) will be returned for each channel.

[rt60,drr] = IR_stats(filename) returns the DRR for the impulse. This is calculated in the following way:

DRR = 10 * log10( x(t0-c:t0+c)^2 / x(t0+c+1:end)^2 )

where x is the approximated integral of the impulse, t0 is the time of the direct impulse, and c=0.25ms.

[rt60,drr,cte] = IR_stats(filename) returns the early-to-late index Cte for the impulse. This is calculated in the following way:

Cte = 10 * log10( x(t0-c:t0+te)^2 / x(t0+te+1:end)^2 )

where x is the approximated integral of the impulse and te is a point 50 ms after the direct impulse.

[rt60,drr,cte,cfs] = IR_stats(filename) returns the octave-band centre frequencies used in the calculations.

[rt60,drr,cte,cfs,edt] = IR_stats(filename) returns the early decay time (EDT). The slope of the decay curve is determined from the fit between 0 and ?10 dB. The decay time is calculated from the slope as the time required for a 60 dB decay.

... = IR_stats(...,graph), by setting graph=true, allows graphs of the impulse response, decay curves, and linear least-square fits, to be plotted for each octave band and channel of the wave file.

... = IR_stats(...,te) allows the early time limit to be specified (in seconds). The default is 0.05.

... = IR_stats(...,spec) determines the RT60 output by the function. With spec='mean' (default) the reported RT60 is the mean of the 500 Hz and 1 kHz bands. With spec='full', the function returns the RT60 as calculated for each octave band returned in cfs.

... = IR_stats(...,y_fit) evaluates the decay curve between the values specified in the two-element vector y_fit. The default is [0 -60] corresponding to the true RT60. Alternatively y_fit may be [-5 -25] or [-5 -35] corresponding to the RT20 and RT30 respectively.

Octave-band filters are calculated according to ANSI S1.1-1986 and IEC standards. Note that the OCTDSGN function recommends centre frequencies fc in the range fs/200 < fc < fs/5.

See also OCTDSGN.


Octave inspired this file.

Required Products Signal Processing Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.1 (R2013a)
Other requirements This function requires the Octave toolbox available on the FX:
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Comments and Ratings (1)
27 Jul 2013 Jose Ercolino  
15 Jul 2013

Minor to tweak to handling out-of-range te values.

19 Jul 2013

Minor tweak to file and updated screenshot.

10 Dec 2013

Made a number of tweaks: added more comments, added EDT output, and made slight modification to RT calculation so that y range can be specified and is [0 -60] by default.

11 Dec 2013

Corrected t0 estimation and H1 line.

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