I had to listen to this for a class assignment, and I am telling you, it messed with my head more than anything ever has.

It is called “Virtual Barbershop” and you MUST be wearing headphones for it to work.

This technique is called binaural recording. From wikipedia: Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments. This effect is often created using a technique known as “Dummy head recording,” wherein a mannequin head is outfitted with a microphone in each ear. Binaural recording is intended for replay using headphones and will not translate properly over stereo speakers.

You cannot tell me that that guitar player is not in the room with me, and well, I will not say any more.. you MUST listen for yourself!

Amazing, right?


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