Re: applications (Pierre Divenyi )

Subject: Re: applications
From:    Pierre Divenyi  <pdivenyi(at)MARVA4.NCSC.MED.VA.GOV>
Date:    Mon, 28 Sep 1998 17:12:22 -0700

At 10:46 PM 9/28/98 +0800, Tim Cox wrote: >Hello list - my first time participating in list reply so bear with me if I >have disregarded any list protocol. >I have been thinking about the discussion with regard to killer >applications for sonification/binaural recordings. I have noticed that when >listening to binaural recordings through earphones I can still hold a >normal conversation and still hear clearly the sounds in the environment >around me. That is, rather than the recorded sound from the earphones >interfering with the insitu sound field, it blends with it. Listening to >conventional stereo recordings where the recorded sound is percieved as >being inside the head, it is very difficult to hear what is happening >around the listener, and if conversing with someone while listening to >conventional recordings, the norm is to shout. Binaural recordings >eliminate this effect leaving the listener able to hear clearly and to >converse normally. No one has mentioned this effect - surely there is an >application here for situations where we desire to hear from earphones but >at the same time be aware of our audio surroundings, and still be able to >converse at a natural level if the need arises. > Tim, Your suggested applications sound too good to be true. Just a question: Did you control the left ear-right ear presentation levels of your sounds in the two conditions? If yes, how? Pierre Divenyi PS: The protocol of the list is the absence of protocol. **************************************************************************** Pierre Divenyi Experimental Audiology Research (151) V.A. Medical Center, Martinez, CA 94553, USA Phone: (925) 370-6745; Fax: (925) 228-5738 E-mail : PDivenyi(at) **************************************************************************** Email to AUDITORY should now be sent to AUDITORY(at) LISTSERV commands should be sent to listserv(at) Information is available on the WEB at

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