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Frank Serafine – Captured the original train recording with a Zoom H2
Denver Clay – Provided “hip crickets“
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Below are three audio clips selected from the “Web Clips”. The first two I selected to demonstrate that Zoom H2 four channel recordings sound better when encoded by VZE into ImmersiveStereo™.
The first clip “Stereo Mix” was rendered by combining the two H2 files using a standard quad to stereo mix-down that can be done using any Digital Audio Workstation or DAW.
The second uses only VZE to render ImmersiveStereo™ from the pair of H2 stereo files. In my own humble yet biased opinion the ImmersiveStereo™ Mix has a distinctive and desirable spatial quality. I notice it in the lack of impact on the ear drum, and the sensation that you’re immersed in the scene rather than listening to a recording.
In the next clip I recorded the Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! Band live at U-31 in San Diego with a Zoom H4n. I fed front of house board mix into the H4n’s line inputs and used the H4n’s built-in stereo mics to record ambiance.
Grab your headphones and goggles for a dusty bike ride across the Playa at Burning Man. You’ll notice the music from the Robot Heart Bus very faintly in the distance as you approach.
Can you identify the blasts from a very large flame thrower in the background?
This field audio surround recording was gathered by Sterling Ely at Burning Man by a Zoom H2 in 4 channel mode. The H2’s 4 channel mode creates a pair of stereo files. This pair of stereo files represent a 360 degree capture of the audio landscape. The sole post production tool used to create the audio represented here was the Vortex Zoom Encoder’s “binaural” or ImmersiveStereo codec.
Put on your headphones for a 13 minute bike ride across the “playa” to a camp called “The Robot Heart Bus” and the music of “3L3TRONIC“.