A Portable Impulse Response Measurement System

This paper describes the implementation of a portable impulse response measurement system (PIRMS). As an extension to a typical field recording scenario, the design of a PIRMS enables artists and researchers to capture high quality impulse response measurements in remote locations and under physically restrictive conditions. We describe the design requirements for such a multipurpose system. The recording of environmental sound and impulse responses is considered from both a philosophical and technical standpoint in order to address aesthetic and practical concerns.