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Re: Pseudo ;) Psuedo Binaural

Subject: Re: Pseudo ;) Psuedo Binaural
From: "Mark R." <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 21:51:01 +0900
Subject: Now that is Pseudo ;) Oops!

On 6/18/05, Mark R. <> wrote: 
> Hello Group Members,
>    In some recent post concerning canyon frogs, there was some inquiry 
> into the wonderful sound that was captured by Aaron Ximm. Although I cannot 
> speak for Aaron's methods, I have some thoughts about the mics used and the 
> use of the windscreen headband. 
>    Several years ago, I went on a search for recording gear so that I 
> could record thunderstorms that are marvelously rich in sound in springtime 
> in Oklahoma. At that time, I really didn't know what I wanted until I got 
> deeper into the search. I ran upon the Sonic Studios site and it linked to 
> Aaron's Quiet American site. The recordings there were fantastic in detail 
> and exactly what I had hoped to find. So I purchased several models and 
> found that although it looks a little funny to wear the windscreen headband, 
> it took all of the guesswork of mic placement, because for the most part 
> what you hear goes onto the recording. Place your head and ears in the sweet 
> spot and you do your own monitoring with your naked ears. I own some in-ear 
> binaurals and they sound fantastic *if* you listen on headphones for play 
> back, but the Sonic windscreens and headband place the mics a little forward 
> and outward of your ear, and to my ears provides very listenable recording 
> with both headphones and monitors. I suspect this is why Aaron refers to his 
> method as quasi or pseudo binaural and the key to it sounding nice on almost 
> any system. 
>    Best, 
>  Mark

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