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Sounds a bit like nonsense to me. Not listened to it, mind you. Wadya reck, sound geeks?
that Don Dixon did some binaural recording and mixing on REM's Reckoning, but that's all I know. He made a box with speakers in to put on his head to help mix...! Apprently Lou Reed made a binaural album, according to that same book.
I like the idea of it, how it compares to, say, Mogwai playing with dolby 5.1 surround sound I don't know
He goes on about this being great.
To me, setting up a mannequin head with a microphone in each ear sounds absolutely crackpot, but the sort of idea that I love, even if the finished product isn't all that great. People should be more adventurous when recording stuff in general I reckon, if they have the resources.
I think he used it on a couple of his late 70s albums. The Bells for sure. Which is probably his worst album. But I think Street Hassle too which is a better record.
I never found the effect that impressive though, even with headphones on.
but it's not nonsense in that it works and does really sound more 'real' than normal mic stereo.
it worked really well!! Uncanny to listen back to.