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Old 12-08-2007, 02:41 PM   #1
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...and I came across this clip called the "Virtual Barber". If you haven't heard of it, it's just an audio recording demonstrating holophonic sound. You need to have headphones for this to work right. If you close your eyes it really sounds like these are real things going on around you!! It freaked me out a little, especially at the end.

Just remember to keep your eyes closed. It's much better with them closed.

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Old 12-08-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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thats what they use at disneyland for this thing about Abe Lincoln, it probably sounds better there too, dont have my headphones handy
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Damn it's amazing. I thought I was in a movie
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Haha yeah, its called the Dummy Head recording method, where they place a head with 2 microphones filled with some kind of liquid to mimick the real head and then simply play a track with speakers around, and when you play it back using headphones, the sound litterally feels like it would in a surround theatre:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dummy_head_recording

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Amazing!
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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also called binaural recording
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:27 PM   #7
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Yes
Anything about sound interests me.

I found while doing my animation course, there was a sound/music part, that I actually enjoyed more than the course I was doing, haha.
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very cool
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Wow, very cool, nice find, but kind of creepy how real it sounds
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Super cool!

I kept on thinking that it was gonna randomly scream at some point. lol
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