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holy **** guys,


have you tried this?




it's ******* awesome

post #227 of 250

Very cool!

post #228 of 250
Originally Posted by Seele01 View Post

holy **** guys,


have you tried this?




it's ******* awesome

Nice. Wish I could've been there. Also wish I had a faster computer.

post #229 of 250
Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post


Thanks for that link! beerchug.gif I went to that page and then used the "Lossless zip" link on the left side of the page to download the entire Cowboy Junkies concert. The download was 470 MB. I just unzipped it, and now I've got the entire concert in FLAC. I'm listening now (through headphones) and the sound quality is great! Thanks!

Strat Man - THANKS for the props on the CJ recording...seems like a long time ago when I recorded that, but it's great that people are still enjoying it.


Thanks again...Mark

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post #231 of 250
Originally Posted by adewolf1 View Post


Thank you for sharing this link. Immediate "collateral damage" from the same source:



post #232 of 250

"Ann Arbor Huron High School Choirs, Summer 2012 (FLAC (when downloaded))"


I wasn't sure if I should post this in this thread, because while these are not fully binaural, they are mostly binaural (I folded in a tiny bit of a particular type of two-microphone stereo, so I can't claim it as 100 percent binaural). Still, these were engineered with headphones in-mind...so...here we go (I posted a version of this in the FLAC download forum). Here we go...


These recordings feature the Ann Arbor Huron High School choirs as recorded one warm summer day back in 2012.


One thing to note - in some of the tracks, you will hear (left ear) the sound of a cicada up in one of the trees near the theater.


Here's a collection (well, part of a collection) that I recorded back in 2012. This one is mostly binaural, again, but this has a bit (just a bit) of conventional stereo folded-in. Because it's mostly binaural though, you'll want to use headphones (of course you knew that already...this is, after all, headfi...).


The tracks' volumes have been maintained to that the relative loudness, track to track, is maintained. This is why some of the files will be considerably further down from 0 dBFS (full scale) and others will be much closer to 0 dBFS. I wanted to preserve the relative dynamics of these four tracks, which is why I chose not to normalize them.


No artificial 'sweetening' has been applied to these recordings (i.e. no artificial or convolution reverb). I did employ a high-pass filter to help minimize the upward spread of masking which would have likely taken place, especially during the pianissimo portions of these tracks. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the last track ("Turn the World Around"), but I like 'em all.


Additionally, these are purely acoustic - no P.A. was employed as reinforcement for these tracks.


If you like tracks that have high dynamic range (some of these have, if I remember, somewhere around 50-60 dB dynamic range) and nice left-to-right placement as well as ambience, you'll likely enjoy these (even if a cappella is not exactly your cup of tea as a genre).


Lastly, remember, whatever you do, don't stream these; soundcloud's streaming player takes a broadsword to fidelity, so if you really want to hear everything that went into these, be sure to download them and then play those files. Trust me, it's worth it.




...and here's the link to the mp3 version:




And on that note, I recently posted another set of hybrid tracks, but these are Symphony Band recordings. These were recorded in Schreiber Auditorium and feature some pretty high dynamic range material (one of the tracks is "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and the remaining tracks are ovements from a piece written by Vincent Persichetti).






I hope you will like what you hear.



Edited by immersifi - 6/19/14 at 7:34am
post #233 of 250

Again...on the topic of "not fully binaural but containing binaural content..." here's a link to a post that I just put on the live recording thread:




Happy Listening.



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post #235 of 250

BBC experimental surround/binaural web browser based broadcast:

Under Milk Wood in Headphone Surround Sound - Blog - BBC R&D

BBC Radio 4 / BBC R&D - Surround Streaming Trial

BBC Radio 4 / BBC R&D - Surround Streaming Trial - FAQs

post #236 of 250
Not great, IMO, but kudos for making a big effort with binaural.
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post #239 of 250

More Live Recording Headphone Goodness...


These are from back in 2010; I was perusing the archives, and stopped to have a listen. This is choir and piano, is mostly binaural, and sounds quite nice in the 'phones. There are some detracting moments, most notable, someone taking pictures with a camera off to the left (not in all tracks), but again, this is some really nice choir and piano work. [ADDED]: Also, on some tracks, you can hear a shutter clicking in the left ear - this was unavoidable (and particularly unfortunate for a vocal piece due to its dynamics) because as I discovered later, the shutter sound was synthesized by the camera - the person using the camera was keen on keeping the shutter sound while taking pictures...he told me he could turn it off, but preferred to hear the shutter sound). These things, regrettably, happen.


I have not had time to upload the flac versions, but will do so. And please remember, don't stream these...download them. The player on soundcloud does a hatchet-job to the top end (it transcodes things down to 128 kbps mp3) this is most noticeable when the soprano section sings, or when the audience applauds. Also, in some tracks, now and again, a bird can be heard singing in the left ear.




These are 320 kbps. Flac version to follow.


I hope you like these - even if you are not a huge 'choir fan' these are worth checking out.



Edited by immersifi - 12/17/14 at 6:50am
post #240 of 250
i think this thread deserves a bump ... had a lot of good time with some of the binaural samples
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