Impulse Response Measurement Techniques and their Applicability in the Real World

Martin Holters; Tobias Corbach; Udo Zölzer
DAFx-2009 - Como
Measurement of impulse responses is a common task in audio signal processing. In this paper three common measurement techniques are reviewed: Maximum length sequences, exponentially swept sines and time delay spectrometry. The aim is to give the reader a brief tutorial of the methods with a special focus on deficiencies of the algorithms, aiding in the choice of the best algorithm for a task at hand. Additionally, for time delay spectrometry, a novel improvement is presented, lifting its restriction to relatively short impulse responses.