Sound colouration

Frequency content added by the environment to a perceived signal;
A coloured signal contains spatial information and potentially helps the viewer in identifying the surrounding event.


  • Helps the overall spatial recognition of an event
  • The size and shape of the environment can affect intelligibility

Related inductor effect: Resonance; Reverberation; Sound qualities
Similar effect: Spatial signature

(Sonnenschein, 2001)

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