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Equipping Your Home Recording Studio - A free download from Audio Masterclass

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Two microphone preamplifiers compared at Abbey Road Studio 2 - tube and transistor

Make an attention-getting lo-fi introduction for a track

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This one simple mistake will lose you a third of your songwriting royalties - with video

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Binaural recording

Making a binaural recording using a dummy head.


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.

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By David Mellor Tuesday April 8, 2003
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