SpatDIF: Principles, Specification, and Examples

TitleSpatDIF: Principles, Specification, and Examples
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPeters, N., Schacher J. C., & Lossius T.
Other Numbers3320

SpatDIF, the Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format,is an ongoing collaborative effort offering a semanticand syntactic specification for storing and transmittingspatial audio scene descriptions. The SpatDIF coreis a lightweight minimal solution providing the most essentialset of descriptors for spatial sound scenes. Additionaldescriptors are introduced as extensions, expandingthe namespace and scope with respect to authoring, scenedescription, rendering and reproduction of spatial audio. Ageneral overview of the specification is provided, and twouse cases are discussed, exemplifying SpatDIF’s potentialfor file-based pieces as well as real-time streaming of spatialaudio information.


This work was partially funded by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Diesnst (DAAD) through a postdoctoral fellowship.

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2012), Copenhagen, Denmark

Abbreviated Authors

N. Peters, J. Schacher, and T. Lossius

ICSI Research Group


ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings