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The apparatus for constructing a multi-channel output signal using an input signal and parametric side information, the input signal including the first input channel and the second input channel derived from an original multi-channel signal, and the parametric side information describing interrelations between channels of the multi-channel original signal uses base channels for synthesizing first and second output channels on one side of an assumed listener position, which are different from each other. The base channels are different from each other because of a coherence measure. Coherence between the base channels (for example the left and the left surround reconstructed channel) is reduced by calculating a base channel for one of those channels by a combination of the input channels, the combination being determined by the coherence measure. Thus, a high subjective quality of the reconstruction can be obtained because of an approximated original front/back coherence.

Title
Apparatus and method for constructing a multi-channel output signal or for generating a downmix signal
Application Number
10/762100
Publication Number
7394903 (B2)
Application Date
January 20, 2004
Publication Date
July 1, 2008
Inventor
Christof Faller
Tr├Ągerwilen
CH
J├╝rgen Herre
Buckhof
DE
Agent
Ralph E Locher
Werner H Stemer
Laurence A Greenberg
Assignee
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E V
DE
IPC
H04R 5/00
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