Friday, June 22, 2012

New Binaural Dummy Head Design

Hey there to my half dozen subscribers! I have been asked several times if I'd be willing to sell a fully assembled dummy head, and I've always said no. Mainly because of the time involved, but also because my construction skills are not great. However, I recently found a new dummy head that allows for a much easier assembly, and I decided that I'd start offering a fully assembled dummy head. Here is a picture of my first one, for a customer in the UK:

This dummy head's ears are bigger than my standard ear molds, so I had to make custom ears with a larger base on them. However, this dummy head is wider than the one in my tutorial, and I feel that the spacing between the ears works much better for binaural audio. I intend to update my tutorial soon, and to add this dummy head assembly as an option on

However, if anyone is interested in getting this head fully assembled using the Core-Sound binaural mics (great quality mics), just send me an email, and I can work with you to get one on order. I'll send you an invoice through PayPal. For now I'm charging $500 plus shipping for this fully assembled head, including the high quality mics. That may go up in the future, depending on how things go.

The coolest part is that this head is ready to record binaural audio goodness, straight out of the box!




Anonymous Angi said...

hey! great! a new dummy head! i am still working on mine, following your first tutorial. but this looks good too. does this have the same ear canal? i cannot tell from the picture

June 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Jeff Anderson said...

Angi, It could have the same ear canals, but I didn't put canals in this one.

June 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Shahane said...

Hello Jeffrey,

Great tutorial on building one of these, thanks for putting the time in to do all that testing. Anyway my question is about the calibration, when you do the white noise calibration, do you need to do that once and once only, or once for each environment you record in?


July 31, 2012 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Jeff Anderson said...

Shahane, Thanks for the comment! The calibration only needs to be done once. After that, the environment can change, and it will only add the appropriate "coloration" to the binaural sound (i.e. room acoustics). That being said, the calibration should ideally be done in an anechoic chamber.

July 31, 2012 at 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Shahane said...

That's a relief. How long would it take for you to put one of these together if I were to order one? (With ear canals).

August 1, 2012 at 6:01 AM  
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Anonymous Tangki Fiber said...

Thanks, that is a good idea. How can I buy your product?

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