Ok, this is probably old hat to a lot of you who are into sound engineering or you’ve probably stumbled upon this around the web, or dugg it a long while back, but I’ve just found out about it and so it’s still new to me and I’d like to share it with those of you who haven’t heard of it before.
Holophonics is a form of binaural sound recording using a dummy head recording arrangement which is best heard on headphones.
My brother, of all people, initially showed me a holophonics sound clip known as the “The Virtual Haircut“. It’s absolutely amazing. 🙂
This lead me then to go and find out more about it. There is another great sound example that people use to demonstrate the auditory amazingness of holophonics, and that is the “The Matchbox Shaker ” sound clip.
I really recommend you listen to them, but you’ll need to use headphones or earphones to get the proper effect. You can listen to some of them online over here if you like.
If you want to create your own binaural sound recordings, to create these amazing holophonic sounds, you can buy a set of binaural microphones . They are ear pieces, much like earphones, except they record sound from your surroundings, rather than play sound into your ear, like earphones.
Finally, if you want to know more about binaural recordings and holophonics you can listen to this podcast about it, or just google it.