We introduce a new scheme for simultaneous placement of a number
of sources in auditory space.
The scheme is based on an assumption about the
relevance of localization cues in different critical
bands. Given the sum signal of a number of sources,
i.e. a monophonic signal, and a set of parameters (side-information)
the scheme is capable of generating a binaural signal by
spatially placing the sources contained in the monophonic signal.
Potential applications for the scheme are multi-talker desktop conferencing
and audio coding. Preliminary experimental
results suggest that the listener's ability to identify messages
in a multi-talker environment significantly improves by enhancing
a monophonic signal with the proposed scheme.