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"BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« on: June 09, 2004, 04:14:26 PM »
"Binaural" is a recording technique that employs omnidirectional microphones to recreate human hearing.
Anyone who uses the word "binaural" to describe a microphone or microphones is dead wrong, including retailers. :)
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2005, 08:28:52 PM »
Well, I guess they wanna call it something special, & Len thinks he has the lock on stealth :)
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2005, 08:30:11 PM »
you need the foam head like Moke has right?
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005, 03:38:56 PM »
got one sittin atop my neck already

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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2005, 03:57:41 PM »
got one sittin atop my neck already

What, a foam head? How much fun have you been having in Europe?
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2005, 04:44:54 PM »
got one sittin atop my neck already

What, a foam head? How much fun have you been having in Europe?

:)   :D
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2005, 04:54:10 PM »
got one sittin atop my neck already

What, a foam head? How much fun have you been having in Europe?

if only you knew!

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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2005, 12:19:04 AM »
"BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO EXIST   :flipa:

Kind of... It's not a pattern, but the mic IS a friggin head.  Neumann Model KU 100

I consider Neumann a reputable microphone manufacturer.

http://www.coutant.org/ku100.pdf

« Last Edit: October 27, 2005, 12:23:21 AM by Genghis Cougar Mellen Khan »
Maybe a couple of small scratches, but thats because these mics are chick magnets.
Girls always up on Andy tryin to grab these mics, the scratches are from their wedding rings.

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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2005, 02:33:34 AM »
aren't the mics IN the friggin' head? ;)

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2005, 02:57:35 AM »
aren't the mics IN the friggin' head? ;)

I thought to myself... "That's not a binaural mic, it's mic capsules (assuming omni) in an overpriced plastic head, glued in only for  recording using the binaural technique"  ^-^

With the Neumann binaural mic/head/thing, you can probably accomplish that wax-in-the ear binaural sound quite effectively.  Talk about realism.  ::)
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2005, 12:16:02 PM »
The neumann head is equipped with circuitry that "decodes" the binaural information for use in standard stereo playback.

David Lindley released an "official bootleg" recording from Japan that is recorded with the neu. head. Its a great recording!

Hmm, sounds interesting.  If they fitted the thing with the circuitry, you'd think that process could be applied after the fact.  Does it have any charactaristics different than other live recordings m0ke? Sense of 3d space/realism?
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2005, 01:02:07 PM »
you need the foam head like Moke has right?

This is the foam head I prefer when using the binaural technique:

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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 02:05:22 PM »
I've been thinking of making one that has a secret compartment inside the head to stash a recorder. Let's see security figure that out.  Especially if I affix it to a blow-up doll and buy her a seat and some drinks.
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 06:46:53 PM »
I've been thinking of making one that has a secret compartment inside the head to stash a recorder. Let's see security figure that out.  Especially if I affix it to a blow-up doll and buy her a seat and some drinks.

Buy a blow-up man, they'll probably ask less questions.
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Re: "BINAURAL" MICROPHONES DO NOT EXIST
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2005, 07:48:56 PM »
you need the foam head like Moke has right?

This is the foam head I prefer when using the binaural technique:

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