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Binaural recording

A post by David Mellor
Tuesday April 08, 2003
Making a binaural recording using a dummy head.
Binaural recording

Binaural stereo attempts to mimic the human hearing system with a dummy head (sometimes face, shoulders and chest too) with two omnidirectional microphones placed in artificial ears just like a real human head. It works well, but only on headphones. A binaural recording played on speakers doesn’t work because the two channels mix on their way to the listener, spoiling the effect. There have been a number of systems attempting to make binaural recordings work on loudspeakers but none has become popular.

A post by David Mellor
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