E.A.S. or Elements of Auditory Settings refer to the punctual sound residing in the ambient sounds.

The sound of a faraway dog barking is the only spatial cue given in that sequence of Tarkovsky’s “Mirror”.


  • Improve the continuity in editing, wields two visual events together
  • Improve the recognition of space, usually used with easily recognisable generic sounds
  • Can make the ambiance density heavier and could result in unintelligibility

Related inductor effect: Territory sounds

(Chion, 1994)

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