Holophonic journeys

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the strange sentences and the funny mistakes that could gave been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here PetitesBullesdAilleurs.fr

  Between Two Journeys

I just discovered something incredible: the holophonic sound. An incredible sound of realism, which transports you to a beach or under the storm ...

Togian Islands

It's listening to the headphones, it's the perfect auditory illusion. But a demonstration is better than a long geek speech ... Follow the steps below instead.

1. Connect a headset to your computer and place the headphones on your little ears.
2. Click on one of the readers below.
3. Close your eyes and let the sound transport you.

The sea :
[audio: https: //petitesbullesdailleurs.fr/petitesbullesdailleurs/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/lamer.mp3 | titles = The sea | artists = The sound of waves in holophonic sound ...]

The storm :
[audio: https: //petitesbullesdailleurs.fr/petitesbullesdailleurs/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/thunder.mp3 | titles = The storm | artists = The rain and the thunder in its holophonic sound ...]

Female voice:
[audio: https: //petitesbullesdailleurs.fr/petitesbullesdailleurs/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/womansvoice.mp3 | titles = Female voice | artists = Yes, she speaks to you by ear ...]

Virtual hairdresser:
[audio: https: //petitesbullesdailleurs.fr/petitesbullesdailleurs/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/virtualhaircut.mp3 | titles = Virtual Hairdresser | artists = A haircut as if you were there with an explanation of the holophonie (in English)

I borrow these audio extracts and explanations on the holophonic sound to this post dating from 2008, published on DéblogToi → Holophonic sound. You will find many more sounds to listen to by clicking on this link.

Manikin for holophonic sound recording. (Source: DeblogToi.com)
Manikin for holophonic sound recording. (Source: DeblogToi.com)

Holophony is a recording and sound reproduction technique that mimics the way our human ears and brain work. Two microphones are placed on each side of a head-manikin, stack at the level of the ears.

They record the sound in relief, as we do naturally with our two ears. The distance between the ears and the speed of propagation of the sound create a tiny shift: interpreted by our brain, it is what allows us to distinguish if a sound comes from the right or from the left, if it approaches or 'distant…

The holophony recreates this shift, our brain does the rest and we really feel like we are at the heart of the stage listening to the sounds thus recorded.

Listen again to the little educational sketch of the virtual hairdresser. It's really the most striking!

Personally, I love being surrounded by the sound of the waves, as if I were on a rock facing the ocean, while I'm sitting on my couch. If it's not an invitation to travel, that ...

 ;-)

PS. A big thank you to Yves Harmide, who made me discover this link.

  Between Two Journeys

  1. And about subaquatic music, see also the singular journeys of the composer Michel Redolfi:
    http://www.redolfi-music.com
    However totally unspeakable, because it is first of all an experience to live that to feel his whole body transformed into ... ear, in a water at 35 ° C diffusing these sounds really unheard of.

  2. Very nice blog. I am not a connoisseur of diving (although I live 10km from the Channel) but the photos are sublime.
    Thank you for quoting the source, everyone does not do it.

    Good continuation !

  3. @PascalK: Thank you for this link on the underwater music of Michel Redolfi !!! I would like to live the experience ... I'm going to listen to this online. But it must be something else in the water!
    🙄

    @Lavren: Welcome to Little Bubbles Elsewhere and thanks for the compliments! I come for myself to discover DéblogToi, that I will come back to browse ... A wealth of info "geek" !!! My principle is to always quote my sources when I find an info or a link that I found interesting on the web and that I take again on my own pages. It's the least, and then it goes in the respect of both the author and the reader. Good continuation also on DéblogToi !!!
    🙂

  4. When is the helmet that makes you at the same time papouilles in the hair? 😆
    Beautiful sounds and incredible realism ❗

    I saw myself at the edge of the beach in Crete, poking a quill, with in the background the waves that rolled the small pebbles on the beach ... 😉 My little wife coming to me sussure some sweet words in the ear to wake me up (It is for the continuation that the helmet is missing 🙄) With all the pussies that she made me, I was forced to spin fissa at the whiting, Luigi, the Italian expatriate in Crete ... and there, this storm that brought me back to harsh reality, and at home in Strasbourg 😥

    Thank you Corinne for this new post, which, failing to make us travel in Asia, woke up some other beautiful distant memories! 🙄

  5. @Yves: 😆 Without you, I would never have met Luigi !!! Again thank you ... So, my colleagues from MaVille.com (yeah, the ugly copiers) transplanted the link of DéblogToi.com too ...
    😛

    @Denis: Ah yes. Me too, I think it's "The Sea" that I prefer above all, finally.
    🙂

    @ N @ me: That's what I liked, with these sounds so realistic: their ability to transport you elsewhere, to create images, to make you travel differently ... After all, the sea, or the storm, it could be in Asia as well as on the Breton or Basque coast, other corners dear to my heart. That's what's fabulous. We can imagine everything.
    🙄

  6. And that's how you end up with a helmet to buy ... You're exaggerating to push the consumer. Without headphones, it already gives a good overview.

  7. @Laurence: Delighted that you liked it! 😉
    @Nono: No, I do not push for consumption. Simple earphones are enough. In fact, without a bag or earphones, it's not quite the same. The holophonic sound is really noticeable in all its dimensions unless it is restored in each ear.

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