Binaural Recording


Overview

Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses a special microphone arrangement and is intended for replay using headphones. Dummy head recording is a specific method of capturing the audio, generally using a bust that includes pinnae (outer ears). Read the full Wikipedia entry.

Binaural Heads

Samples

Put on your headphones (preferably closed-ear) and listen to some binaural recordings. The tracks below came from Hugo Zuccarrelli’s Aldebaran.

Haircut-Hairdrier

Haircut-Hairdrier.mp3

Matches-Matchbox Shakes

Matches-Matchbox_Shakes.mp3

Mineral Water

Mineral_Water.mp3

Scotch Tape

Scotch_Tape.mp3

Newspaper

Newspaper.mp3

Plastic Bag

Plastic_Bag.mp3

William Tell (Mouth Popping)

William_Tell.mp3

Links

D.I.Y. Binaural Headset

Free Audio Software

Audacity