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Recording Music on Location, 2nd Edition by Bruce Bartlett

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DBinaural Techniques

This Appendix covers binaural recording with an artificial (dummy) head. The head contains a microphone flush-mounted in each ear. You record with these microphones and play back the recording over headphones. This process can re-create the locations of the original performers and their acoustic environment with exciting realism.

You can substitute your own head for the artificial head by placing miniature condenser microphones in your ears, or on your temples, and recording with them. Some podcasts are made this way.

Thanks to the popularity of MP3 players with earphones, many people have the opportunity to hear binaural recordings.

Binaural Recording and the Artificial Head

Binaural (two-ear) recording starts with an artificial ...

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