It all sounds CRAP!

Posted on Posted in 2018 Workgroup Topic Proposals

Sitting listening to the Orchestra in a Concert Hall it struck me how different the experience, and even the sound, was compared to listening to recordings of the same music on my “high quality” headphones.

Our microphones, ADCs, mixers, effects, file formats, DACs and drivers measure better than ever but we are still nowhere close to recreating the concert experience with headphones. Even the lowly triangle sounds better in real life than it does through headphones!

Fellow Bar-B-Qers I suggest we try and
Completely
Redesign
Audio
Playback

We might want to consider new recording techniques, more DSP algorithms, 100 channel headphones, haptic suits, spatial audio, virtual reality. Let your imagination run wild, dream big, have fun!

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