View Full Version : Slap Your Headphones On and Listen to This!

Boba Rhett
03-05-2004, 09:40 AM
This is an amazing binaural recording. Instructions are as follows.

1. Put on your headphones.

2. Hit Play.

3. And most importantly, CLOSE YOUR EYES. It's totally makes it better. Listen to the guy walk around you.

Clicky Here (http://wmlab.csie.ncu.edu.tw/~xdlai/Track01.mp3)

It sent chills up my spine. It's so great. :D Here's a link (http://www.quietamerican.org/field_vietnam.html) to some other binaural recordings. I still think the one up top is the best though.

03-05-2004, 10:11 AM
holy sh*t!!:eek:
how do they do that? I wish they did this with my games too :(.

kinda annoying sound, though... in the end I started punching the guy...

03-05-2004, 10:17 AM
That is freakily awesome! :eek:

03-05-2004, 10:24 AM

03-05-2004, 11:02 AM
what the hell...i don't get it...it sounds like a guy brushing his teeth?

03-05-2004, 11:14 AM
Oh, damn...
That was fun, I wish I knew how they would do that.
I actually felt like extending a fist out to see if I hit something

El Sitherino
03-05-2004, 12:31 PM
I hit my monitor :(
pretty awesome though.

Druid Allanon
03-05-2004, 12:38 PM
Lol, awesome? I found it irritating... sounded like a human helicopter. :/

03-05-2004, 12:43 PM
wow, thats awsome :thumbsup:

Kinda scary though, with your eyes closed and all...

El Sitherino
03-05-2004, 12:48 PM
it's awesome cuz i played it on my surround sound and it sounded like someone was walking around me.

03-05-2004, 01:15 PM
Binaural recordings are made with a couple of REALLY high-quality mics embedded in the ear canals of a life-size foam rubber copy of a human head. It's the closest thing to a real "being there" experience that you can get with a recording. It's true stereo, like what you hear with your own ears in nature, rather than what most of us are used to hearing out of our speakers.
However, to actually get the full effect, you have to wear headphones like Rhett said. The playback speakers have to be as close to the position that the recording mics were in (where your eardrums are) for the spacial image to remain intact.

Binaural FAQ (http://www.binaural.com/binfaq.html)

03-05-2004, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Herminator_64
holy sh*t!!:eek:
how do they do that?

The way I understand it*, it's do do with when the sound hits your ears. You only have two ears, right? They're not all the way around your head, so how can you tell where a noise is coming from? It's the sound hitting each ear micro-seconds apart (maybe even nano-seconds?) that creates the sensation (or in this case, illusion) of position.

I believe some musician (Jean-Michel Jarre maybe?) experimented with it a few years back calling it Q-Sound or something, but it basically came to nothing. Recording it isn't the problem, but your playback equipment has to be absolutely precise to handle it properly.

Well, now the technology's caught up, so what's keeping 'em?


* Don't shoot me if I'm wrong

EDIT: OMG! How relaxing is this (http://www.quietamerican.org/download/sources-vietnam/BeachRain.mp3) one? I wanted to doze off after 30 seconds!

03-05-2004, 01:53 PM
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I have a cassete that is a rainstorm... I feel asleep listening to it.

03-05-2004, 01:59 PM
Those 2 are both awesome!


03-05-2004, 02:03 PM
Oh. My god! That was awesome!!

03-05-2004, 03:37 PM
I was waiting for a loud sound to scare the sh*t out of me.

03-05-2004, 03:48 PM
Yeah, I quickly scanned through the file first for that same reason :xp:


03-05-2004, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by DarkLord60
I was waiting for a loud sound to scare the sh*t out of me.

Is there anything there? I kinda don't wanna **** myself, i just had a shower. >.>

03-05-2004, 07:30 PM
Listen to the opening of "Rival" by Pearl Jam - freakily cool ;) Ironically, it is on the album entitled "Binaural" :p

03-05-2004, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by DarkLord60
I was waiting for a loud sound to scare the sh*t out of me. Ooooh.... I never thought of that :eek:
I would have died from heart attack for sure :p

03-05-2004, 10:50 PM
lol, me too. but it was so cool!!!
why don't those people make or of those "Sound ghost" recordings! They are really like... OMG!


03-06-2004, 06:47 AM
holy crap...thats a trip....

Druid Allanon
03-06-2004, 07:30 AM
BeachRain.mp3's nice and relaxing. ;)

03-06-2004, 10:12 AM
Wow, wow, wow.

What an awsome find, Rhett. Thanks for the link. :thumbsup:

I'll probably pick up his CD when I come across 10 dollars. Wow.

03-07-2004, 08:16 PM
>.> <.< >.> <.< >.> >.<
were is the dude:confused:
must find....

The Cheat
03-07-2004, 09:28 PM
now that is just plain freaky

03-08-2004, 10:21 PM
"Did he just shake his Tic-Tacs at me?"

03-09-2004, 09:01 AM
Dammit, school has blocked it. will check it out when i get home ;P

03-10-2004, 04:47 AM
The guy had a match box I think (He started two of them near the start and started shaking it.
BTW: I now have some on my MP3 player for fun