GoGo Penguin - Binaural Reverb Chamber (A Humdrum Star)
mediaposted on 03.07.2019 by Brendan Williams
Media is any form of research output that is recorded and played. This is most commonly video, but can be audio or 3D representations.
A short video of the reverberation chamber constructed for use in the mix process of GoGo Penguin's A Humdrum Star (Blue Note Records 2018). Any individual instrument could be routed to any (or all) of the three speakers used in the surround array. The results were captured with a binaural dummy head and included in the standard stereo release of the album. This reverberation functions well on loudspeakers but headphone listening reveals a greater sense of envelopment in the soundstage; the room reverberation 'hangs' parabolically behind the listener. This video is referred to in the Art of Record Production 2019 (Berklee, Boston US) conference presentation The Mother of Invention: Creative commitment as a reaction to financial and technological uncertainty.