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How To Record Binaural 3D Audio On A Field Recorder

This is how you record binaural 3D audio on a Field Recorder.

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 field recorder? Well, now you can. This is how you record 3d audio to a Field Recorder. It’s actually easy to capture professional audio to an Field Recorder and the results are mind blowing!

1. Use a Field Recorder with a stereo 3.5mm line jack

Most field recorders come equipped with 3.5mm line in jacks and 3.5mm mic jacks. For 3D Audio, you’ll want a recorder that inputs line level.

2. You’ll Need a Binaural 3D Audio Mic With a Stereo 3.5mm Connector

In this case, we’ll use the Hooke Verse (www.hookeaudio.com) as it comes standard with a cable for recording direct to field recorders. In our tutorial, we will use the Hooke Verse to capture binaural 3D Audio to an Field Recorder. The Hooke Verse is cool because in addition to being microphones, they’re also headphones. Which means you can listen back to your 3D Audio recordings.


Make sure the input on your recorder is a stereo 3.5mm line level jack. Don’t plug into a mic level jack or you’ll experience a significant amount of noise. Once you have the recording cable plugged into the Hooke Verse, power the Hooke Verse on and plug it into your Field Recorder’s line jack. The Hooke Verse will automatically over ride your field recorder’s built in microphone.

4. Record On!

Simply press record on your Field Recorder and your videos will automatically be captured in beautiful binaural 3D Audio!

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

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