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How To Record Binaural 3D Audio On An Android Phone

This is how you record binaural 3D audio on an Android phone.

Binaural 3d audio is audio captured identically to the way your ears experience sound. What’s great about binaural 3D Audio is that you can experience it on any pair of headphones or two channel system.

For instance, listen to this with headphones on: https://youtu.be/EYP4y0ZkCN0 – Hear how you experience the sound as if you were on that soccer field? Pretty cool!

These days binaural 3d audio is becoming more accessible, with a lot of companies creating products that let you consume 3D Audio or create 3D Audio on professional rigs. But what if you want to capture 3D Audio on your Android phone? Well, now you can. This is how you record 3d audio to an Android device. It’s actually easy to capture professional audio to an Android phone and the results are mind blowing!

1. The Headphone Jack Is Not Your Friend 

If you own an Android device with a headphone jack, you won’t be able to use it with a wired 3d audio microphone. Binaural 3D Audio records in 2 channels (you have two ears, so two channels). The headphone jack is a 2 Channel OUTPUT, but 1 channel INPUT. So your only option is to use a micro USB connector 3D Audio microphone or Bluetooth 3D Audio microphone.

2. USB Connector 3D Audio Mics Don’t Exist

That’s why we use the Hooke Verse (www.hookeaudio.com) to capture binaural 3D Audio to an Android phone. The Hooke Verse is cool because in addition to being microphones, they’re headphones. Which means you can listen back to your 3D Audio recordings.

3. Use a 3D Audio Recording App

Android’s camera is not natively set up to support binaural 3d audio capture, so we use the Hooke Audio 3D recording Android app (http://bit.ly/2qsRNKb)

4. Record On!

Pair the Verse to your Android, open the app and BOOM! You’ve just transformed the way you record the world. The videos you make in the Hooke Audio 3D Audio recording app can be shared via Facebook, email, text, and all your listeners need are a pair of headphones to hear your recordings.


For more information about 3d audio and binaural audio: https://hookeaudio.com/blog/2015/03/11/the-laymans-guide-to-3d-audio/

For more information about iPhone 3d audio recording and playback: https://hookeaudio.com/blog/2016/10/11/history-and-future-3d-audio/

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