Monday, April 28, 2008

Paper Trail

Ok, I'm working on improving the up/down localization for my "ears". Thanks to the help of Rich at binaural.com, I'm focusing on the Pinna Effect (that's the reflection of sound off of your outer ear). It makes sense that sounds coming from above would reflect off the inner bottom cup of your ear and invert phase. The problem I have is that my "ears" are made of soft silicon rubber. I imagine they absorb too much of that needed directional information.

While I wait for some harder material to make new ears, I decided to test the localization ability at a close proximity. I moved closer into the head with a softer sound (paper wavering). This is the best way to accentuate the shadow of the head and ears. It seems to provide much better localization, especially around the back. That is pretty much what I expected, but I'm still hoping for better distance detail. All in good time I guess... Anyway, check it out:

paper trail.mp3

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

letting you in...

...to my creative world. This is the first draft of a new song I came up with the last two nights. I'm calling it "Let it Roll" for now. It's raw, but it might help pass the time. 48 hours old.

Let it Roll.mp3

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

just out for a walk

for all you binaural folks, here's a test I made of walking around the mics in my backyard. Let me know what direction you think I'm walking (clockwise or counter).

...and it has such a dramatic ending...

Outside.aif

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Converge, the Domino Effect


To watch in full screen HD, go here: Converge, the Domino Effect from Bird vs. Alligator on Vimeo.

iPod/iPhone download: Converge.mp4 (51.9 Mb)

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revolt


To watch in full screen HD, go here: Revolt from Bird vs. Alligator on Vimeo.

My first binaural music video. The song is the acoustic version of Revolt. Not the final version of the song, but an interesting presentation and a learning experience for me to create.

iPod/iPhone download: Revolt.mp4 (22.3 Mb)

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