"Ann Arbor Huron High School Choirs, Summer 2012 (FLAC (when downloaded))"
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, but also 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.
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.
I'll likely re-post this set in 320 kbps mp3 as well, but I'll probably put that link (and the flac link) in the Chesky binaural thread, where I have posted other links. In the mean time though, download these and have a listen.
I hope you will like what you hear.
Edited by immersifi - 6/9/14 at 10:39am