"The binaural recording concept is elegant: place closely-matched microphones near the ears, and record what the ears actually hear. The details may be fascinating and esoteric, but the results speak for themselves ...Consider how we are able to locate sound sources ... differences between what each ear hears provide the clues our brains need to locate sound sources in space ... Binaural recordings (are) designed to capture ('commit to tape') these differences ... The result is a subjective three-dimensional soundscape that cannot yet be equaled with conventional speaker playback."So test out some of these 'three-dimensional soundscapes':
Don't even bother listening to any of these if you aren't going to both WEAR HEADPHONES and CLOSE YOUR EYES (no peeking!).
Nothing like a little hacking of the senses to remind us of the plasticity of the brain ...
- Get a hair cut over at the Virtual Barbershop
- Never again will you have to spend countless nights wondering what it would sound like if someone was writing on the inside of your skull
- Sometimes it's OK to play with matches
- And take a ride in a boat