Hooke Verse: Record and Playback Music in immersive 3D Audio
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The Hooke Verse captures sound just like we hear it, in full 360-degrees, or 3D audio. When you listen back to a binaural audio recording on any 2-channel system (like a pair of speakers) you will feel like you are there in the moment. If you listen in headphones, you will be immersed in the sound environment as if you were actually there.
Recorded with the Hooke Verse – the first wireless, dual-channel. binaural 3D microphone system for video content creators, Chris Daughtry’s “As You Are” comes across as what can only be described as an acoustically stunning, intimately recorded video. Immersive and impressive, and recorded completely on the first take; the vocals, guitars and piano are heard as if you are actually on the stage with Daughtry – walking around the musicians as they play.
Why Record Music in Binaural 3D Audio?
Your ears know best when it comes to mixing your instrument. Whether your hunched over your guitar or smack dab in the middle of drumset, you play based upon what YOU hear. So if you hear the world in 3D, why not capture it that way? Put a record a button your eardrums. Grab a pair of headphones and hear the difference by clicking any of the videos on this page.
- Binaural 3D audio can be experienced on any pair of headphones, meaning you can upload your binaural music straight to the web and have any one hear it in 3D.
- Hooke Verse can record wirelessly or wired, meaning you can record to a mixer, phone, recorder or sampler right in your studio. When plugging the cable in, it will override the onboard mic to capture your music in 3D audio.
- More than half of YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify content is consumed on mobile, meaning headphone listening is at an all time high. A perfect opportunity for binaural audio.
What do you record with?
Music That Makes You Feel Like You’re There
Did you know Lou Reed made an album in binaural?
How about Beck? Or Pink Floyd?
3D audio was first introduced in the late 19th century but remained untouched for years until artists like Lou Reed and even The Rolling Stones started experimenting with it. Once artists started to play around with placement of speakers and started accounting for the space between your ears, they found out how to make the audience feel like they were really present in the recording space. These were some artists that were among the first to produce something that resembled binaural. They were bringing something that was, albeit foreign and cool, to a commercial forefront. While it may or may not have stuck with the audience in the time being, they were resurrecting a form of audio that had been sleeping for quite some time.
- Binaural sound is not to be confused with conventional stereo sound. Stereo does not factor in the natural ear spacing or “head shadow” of the head and ears.
- The BBC rigged an binaural microphone array at the Royal Albert Hall this season and is using it to record concerts in three-dimensional sound.
- Hooke Verse is the world’s first Bluetooth binaural 3d audio microphone.
“A Dream Come True” For Grammy Award Winning Producer Tchad Blake
Tchad has won a number of Grammy Awards, beginning with Sheryl Crow’s The Globe Sessions (1998). Blake is also know for The Black Keys Brothers of which he won 2 Grammy’s for. A longtime advocate of binaural recording, Tchad has been experimenting with his on DIY 3D audio recording rig since the 1980’s. Needless to say, we were excited when we received Tchad’s order.