1st Test, Recording 5.1 Surround Sound and Binaural Sound

We first started by investergating ways in which we would be able to record both the 5.1 surround sound along with the binaural sound, particually where to place the the shotgun microphones to capture 5.1, as in the perious day we had done a test of how the binaural sound recorded and how it would work in the recording stuido, now it was time to move out of the recording studio as with very little space to move around in the recorinding studio we moved into the film studio, at first we set the four shotgun microphone out into a square shape so to give space for our actress Alex to move around the dummy head which had the binaural headphone attached to it.

We then plugged the shotgun microphone into a digital audio recorder (Fostek FR-2LE field recorder) and then simply used the MacBook Pro’s line input and was recorded using Audacity a free audio editor and digital sound recorder to record the binaural sound.

However this initial set-up did not give us the separation we were looking for, we supected this was because we were using shotgun microphones which are directional microphones, so after a discussion with the group on how we should go about getting more sparation we came to concultion we should put them around the dummy head point outwards, towards the four corners of the room, this provided a great improvement to channel separations.

We then went on to go though a few run throughs of the script before again after a short break and a discussion we decided to move the mirophones out again but this time bringing them closer in and angling them at 45 degrees towards the action and extended the microphone stands to a approxmet 3.5 metere hieght, the reason for trying this so just purely to see what would give us the best separation after going through a few more run throughs we came to the conclution the we had the best separation when the microphone were in the middle with the dummy head.

Here is Video of Our First Test in the Sound Proof Studio


About michaelmoore32

An aspiring director and designer of films and visual effects. I love creating various media products of all shapes and sizes. I have recently gone on to broadening my horizons looking towards interactive media which including video mapping as away to display work and also as an advertising platform for products. Check out some of my work on my Blog,YouTube and also follow me on Twitter where I will keep you up to date on work I am currently working on and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Posted on November 9, 2011, in Future Cinema, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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