The concept damping filters is used to describe the process of reducing or controlling vibrations, noise and resonance in structures and audio systems.
In immersive audio plug-ins, damping filter is a parameter used to simulate the absorption or reduction of sound energy when it interacts with different surfaces and materials within a given space.
In immersive audio applications, such as virtual reality, gaming, or spatial audio production, damping plays a crucial role in creating a realistic and believable listening experience. By adjusting damping settings, audio engineers and content creators can control the extent and duration of reverberation and reflections within a virtual environment or acoustic space.
Higher damping values result in faster decay and shorter sustain reflex, creating a drier, less reverberant sound environment. This can be useful in situations where a more intimate or controlled acoustic environment is desired, such as closed-mic recordings or specific virtual stages.