The article Sound Field Synthesis for Audio Presentation from Jens Ahrens, Rudolf Rabenstein and Sascha Spors was published in the Spring 2014 issue of Acoustics Today.
An overview on the application of loudspeaker arrays for audio presentation is given. The foundations of Wave Field Synthesis and Higher-Order Ambisonics are introduced in an intutive manner. The possibilites and applications of Sound Field Synthesis techniques in comparison with conventional methods like Stereophony are highlighted.
The article is enhanced online with animated versions of the figures.