Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2009-10-29 11:57
"The probe effect in the first scene was achieved by playing back the probe sound FX through a Fostex self powered speaker which was moved around the mic array manually. In the end it took three very quiet people to move the speaker, and my Phillips Shaver for extra intensity."
Um. Guys? You know there's software you can use to do that these days, right?
I'm now imagining this being standard practice for stereo and surround mixing at the BBC, with enormous halls filled with people carrying speakers around very quietly...
Anyway, it's nice to see someone actually thinking about binaural sound, given how many people listen to the radio with decent stereo headphones these days.
Some of the BBC's sound effects library appears to be binaural already, since you get the odd slightly incongrous effect coming from behind you in current productions. (Sometimes very effectively, although I assume only by accident.)