Thursday, May 16, 2013
Free Space Original vs. Free Space Pro
A simple acoustic guitar demo of the Free Space Original vs. the Free Space Pro. Note that the levels have been balanced for an "apples to apples" comparison. See 3DioSound.com for more details on the Free Space Pro!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Binaural Movie Theater
I'm presuming that people in general would prefer not to wear headphones for a binaural theater experience... I'm making the assumption that this is true... and designing around that...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Beck - Fully interactive!
Here it is!
Grab your best headphones and try to watch the HD version of the experience. Try the outer camera/binaural head at the beginning of the last musical climax when you pass by the Dap Kings. It's phenomenal! You can get a close look at the binaural heads with the 3Dio Free Space ears as well. They look and sound great!
It was amazing to be a part of this historic 3D experience.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
3Dio's Free Space Ears Capture Beck Live with 167 other musicians
I recently had the pleasure of working on the 8-eared binaural head used by Chris Milk and Beck for the Lincoln "Hello Again" ad campaign. I was contacted to help with the technical details of recording binaural, including which ears and microphones to use. We ended up using the Free Space ear pinnae, with the exact physical dimensions of the Free Space 3D Microphone. Legacy Effects did an incredible job building this binaural head and getting the ears exactly correct! The microphones were the DPA4061 mics, which makes this binaural head essentially a set of 4 Free Space Pro microphones (coming soon). What you hear from the binaural heads in this concert is exactly what you should expect to hear through a Free Space Pro in that environment. The original Free Space would sound very similar to this, since the only difference is in the capsules (i.e. the ears and physical dimensions are the same).
The video here is a preview of the performance (and uses a stereo/pseudo-binaural mix). This is not the real immersive binaural recording of the show. You will have to visit the 360 degree interactive experience (www.hello-again.com) to get that. But I can tell you that it sounds outstanding!! You can see the 360 degree cameras and binaural heads in this video. There are three binaural heads/cameras that you get to choose to listen through from different locations in the room. You can rotate your camera view in all 360 degrees, and the binaural audio follows your orientation (around the z-axis).
More details coming when the interactive experience goes live!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Ears On A Stick - 001
Here is the first of my "Ears On a Stick" series. This is basically a series of binaural videos of everyday situations and environments done with the new Free Space - 3D Microphone. The idea is to keep it short and simple so that each video is only a one day project.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Introducing: The Free Space - 3D (binaural) Audio Microphone
Hey binaural folks, I've just started offering a sweet new portable binaural microphone. It's called the Free Space - 3D Audio Microphone, by my new company 3Dio.
I designed it specifically to be used with the GoPro mounted on top, with a grip handle for carrying it around. The GoPro is an amazing little camera, and it records stereo in from the external mic!
I also designed the Free Space to be mounted to any standard camera hot-shoe. Note that the grip handle comes with a cold shoe already attached, for quickly changing from one mount to the other... Oh yes I did! Check it out: