What is binaural?

Binaural recording is the process of capturing audio using two microphones that are shaped like human ears. When audio is recorded using a conventional microphone, sound is typically captured without any physical obstructions blocking incoming audio waves, other than the body of the microphone itself. Binaural microphones capture audio the same way your real ears hear sounds.  The ears (pinnae) dramatically alter the incoming sound waves, but our brains understand these alterations as directional cues.  In addition, the time delay between the ears gives us proper left/right directional cues.  When you listen to binaural recordings using headphones, the result is natural "human" three-dimensional sound that gives the listener the sensation of being in the space where the audio was recorded.

Meet the Team

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Jeffrey Anderson | Founder & CEO
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jeffrey has been obsessed with surround sound recording/playback since 2000, after he dreamt about a multichannel surround sound capture and playback device. Having just obtained his electrical engineering degree, Jeffrey experimented with customized surround sound recording/playback techniques. He began his focus on binaural audio in 2007. He spent the following years researching binaural audio and perfecting the "ears". In 2012, he removed the head, and 3Dio was born...
Jeff enjoys spending time with his daughters, golfing, brewing craft beer, playing music, watching live music and mixing/mastering binaural audio for VR films.

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Brian Anderson CMO
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Brian began playing music at an early age. A drummer by trade, he was playing bars in Seattle at 16 years old. A certified recording engineer and producer, he played in various bands while attending college for business administration. Post-college, he held way too many positions at various retail companies: tradeshow coordinator, PR specialist, wholesale marketer, product photographer, merchandiser, webmaster, producer, and product manager. He swears he will open a brewery some day...
Brian enjoys building websites, brewing craft beer, hiking, golfing, live music and traveling the world.