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post #46 of 137

I bought it in such a hurry I didn´t even have time to listen to the samples. I must say what is wrong with using music performances to show of binaural. Big orchestras do really well with it now we just get some drummers hammering around in every single track. Yes it does demo positioning and such but that has been done a lot of times already and don´t require super high audio fidelity to do. Drums, drums and drums and when will they stop warming up ;)

 

Whiner signing off.

post #47 of 137

So, having listened to the samples, is this just more of a sound demo than ... music?  I know I'm going to get flamed for asking, but I was hoping there would be other instruments, vocals... etc.

 

edit: I just read the post above mine, and that is what I was afraid of.  The exercise in sound not really getting into a grove.


Edited by RecklessFable - 4/21/11 at 2:30pm
post #48 of 137


There's another demonstration disc that has vocals and a bunch of other stuff on it.  This one is basically "Yes, Chesky Records employs wizards."

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Originally Posted by RecklessFable View Post

So, having listened to the samples, is this just more of a sound demo than ... music?  I know I'm going to get flamed for asking, but I was hoping there would be other instruments, vocals... etc.

 

edit: I just read the post above mine, and that is what I was afraid of.  The exercise in sound not really getting into a grove.



 

post #49 of 137
I like it on a purely musical basis and not only on technical merrit. But then I also like Kodo Drummers and Carl Orffs Schulwerk
post #50 of 137

I'm glad I just went for the 16/44. This is a nice binaural demonstration recording but it's pretty boring even compared to Planet Drum, which was better but still hard to get through from beginning to end if you are an active listener. I suppose either would be good as background music in the right setting.


Edited by grokit - 4/21/11 at 4:37pm
post #51 of 137

I just hope the fact that we all bought this in support will help facilitate recording a more musical album. Yes its interesting to listen to, but I would love something more classic, maybe some piano in there and a singer that "walked" around the stage.

post #52 of 137

This was made purely for demonstration.  Drums are difficult instruments to reproduce with the kind of soundstage this album provides, and Chesky managed to prove they could make truly 3D sound.

post #53 of 137
You could try to get the 3 SOS binaural cd's from the B&W Society of Sound subscription service, they contain all sorts of live binaural recordings
post #54 of 137

I'm listening to Pearl Jam's Binaural album, with the non-binaural tracks de-selected and my AstoundSound 4D software running behind iTunes > Pure Music on my Mac set at level 3/3 intensity and it is quite an entertaining experience but it could be better. If this Chesky recording was just for demonstration purposes/to show off their technology, they shouldn't charge for it. Having said that I think they should share their technology with Eddie Vedder so he can mane Binaural II the right way!


Edited by grokit - 4/22/11 at 3:11am
post #55 of 137
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I'm listening to Pearl Jam's Binaural album, with the non-binaural tracks de-selected and my AstoundSound 4D software running behind iTunes > Pure Music on my Mac set at level 3/3 intensity and it is quite an entertaining experience but it could be better. If this Chesky recording was just for demonstration purposes/to show off their technology, they shouldn't charge for it. Having said that I think they should share their technology with Eddie Vedder so he can mane Binaural II the right way!

Four dimensions?  I'm tempted to make a joke about time travel...

post #56 of 137

Per previous post - if anyone actually does want to hear percussion have a "voice" and become the sole element of musical pleasure, do check out the use of those instruments in the world of Persian music.  The best vid I could find of Trio Chemirani is in French, but the music speaks for itself.  You can only get some kind of sense of how powerful and moving this music can be from the crappy YouTube sound here.  Again, if you are curious based on this, check out their album, Qalam Kar, which is an eargasmic percussion treat and truly amazing on a great speaker system too (soundstage is vast and recording is excellent).  Some of the instruments may be unfamiliar to western ears and take a bit of getting used to (I've often got the question if there's some sort of distortion in the recording when it is the resonance of the instruments they use).  Here's the French vid (there are plenty of others on YouTube, but many are really bad, and none give you the intimacy of listening to a good recording like Qalam Kar.

 

 

If you like that, check out a bit of solo Tombak to get some sense of how a percussive instrument can have a voice:

 

 

This stuff is really powerful live and also a good system.  It makes you want to move..

post #57 of 137

Looking forward to getting this recording.

post #58 of 137

Here's a music demonstration video that sounds like complete crap, but who cares it looks great full-screen (love the tramp stamp):

http://bcove.me/xwl5xypp

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Edited by grokit - 4/22/11 at 12:56pm
post #59 of 137
You could also check the recordings of the Swedish percussion ensemble Kromata (f.ex. Yannis Xenaxis Pleiades) or the Danish Safri Duo (both their original classical periode and their later pop periode)
post #60 of 137

Holy Smokes!!  Listening to the first binaural track right now, and it's dynamite!  Here's hoping that we see more stuff like this.  Highly recommended!!

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