Nylon.com takes you inside the Whisperlodge in NYC: An ASMR spa that uses gentle sound and calming visuals to relax and rejuvenate.
"Our VR-installation records sound with an omni binaural microphone with 4 pairs of ears, which provides audio in 3D. With tailored, homebrew software, we synchronized the omni binaural audio to the 360° videosphere."
"I want to get a better version of the 3Dio mic for vocals, but so far it’s just kind of cool for giving things more of a 3D vibe."
Production Experts' James Ivey highlights some of his favorite products from the 2018 Winter NAMM show, featuring 3Dio microphones.
"While regular microphones capture sound without any obstruction to the audio waves, the company [3Dio] explains, binaural devices simulate the way ears shape and channel sound; the brain then interprets those alterations as directional cues."
"Assisted by the surround sound, this was one of the most immersive live-action experiences we've ever had."
"ASMR, which stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon experienced by people who claim sensual forms of stimulation incite a tingling sensation near their scalps and spines. The tingling sensation, sometimes described as a “braingasm,” can be a response to visual, olfactory and auditory stimuli of varying kinds."
Jeffrey Anderson, founder and CEO of the company shared, “Summer NAMM is our first show, and being in Nashville is the ideal location for us. There are retailers and manufacturers here to garner interest in our products and make connections, and artists are able to give it a try.”
"Jeffrey Anderson—who has his own incredible and affordable binaural recording system called "The Free Space"—helped us tremendously by testing various multi-ear configurations and providing us with endless advice on how to achieve the best binaural recordings. We also used his ear model in our finished head."
"Acoustics can act in deep, visceral ways, not unlike music (think of the sound of an empty house). And while it’s sometimes hard to pin down exactly how, there is often a correlation between the function of a place or an object and the sound we expect it to make."
"Just below the cameras, ear-shaped 3Dio binaural microphones recorded the musicians in [binaural] audio."
"If you are someone looking to do quiet field recording or ASMR role-play videos on YouTube, you will want a binaural microphone such as the 3Dio that has a low self-noise (14 decibels) for recording at very low sounds."