Monday, August 08, 2011

The Virtual Barber: Binaural Recordings

The Virtual Barber: Binaural Recordings: "Binaural recordings are not exactly audio illusions in the sense that they do not ‘trick’ us into hearing sounds which are impossible or non existent. They are, however, extremely cool as the recordings make it sound like you are actually there, in presence of what is making the sound.

Binaural recordings are simply recordings of sounds using a special microphone setup which factors in the natural crossfeed and sonic shaping of the head and ear. This is what happens naturally when we hear a sound which is the reason why binaural recordings sound so realistic and immersive."