Pop International
35 - 030361
Pop International
35 - 030361
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The Ultimate Headphone Demonstration Disc

  • Artist: Dr. Chesky
  • Format: CD
  • Speciality: Binaural
  • Order No.: 030361
  • Release Date: 24.04.2015
  • Label: Chesky
  • Genre: Pop International
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Summary

We’ve all gotten used to hearing music mixed and mastered to sound consistently loud, so a whisper quiet vocal is as loud as a scream. The uncompressed music tracks on this sampler retain their natural soft-to-loud dynamics, so you’ll probably have to turn up the volume on your phone or amplifier a notch or two from your normal listening level to enjoy the music’s full dynamic range.

Over the last few years Chesky Records has used a B&K 4100 D Binaural head that has microphones where the head’s “ears” would be. That one B&K is the only mic present at the sessions; no other mics are used to pick up individual instruments or voices. These Chesky Binaural+ recordings can also be enjoyed over stereo speakers.

In addition to the music tracks there is a selection of tracks that can test your headphone’s dynamic range and imaging capabilities. Bear in mind that Binaural+’s 360 degree spatial cues will sound very different on in-ear, on-ear, and over-the-ear headphones. With the best headphones you will experience an “ear-witness” perspective; you hear what the binaural head heard at the session, exactly. There’s no after the fact mixing or alteration to the balance. There can’t be, as it’s a live to two-track recording. So if you own a bunch of headphones, check out how different they sound on the music and test tracks. You might be surprised by what you hear.

This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.

Title
  • When The Saints Go Marching In (Gordon, Wycliffe)
  • Don't You (Rubarth, Amber)
  • This Little Light Of Mine
  • Three For All (Pizzarelli, Bucky Trio)
  • Las Perlas de Tu Boca (Laugart, Xiomara)
  • Ben's Farm In Vermont (Chesky, David)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Hazeltine, David Trio)
  • Whip-poor-will (Cole, Alexis)
  • Ceremony:Evening (Liebman, Dave)
  • Transcendental Tripping (Chesky, David )
  • Wow Wow Holy Cow (Camero, Candido)
  • War (Haddad, Jamey / White, Lenny / Sherman, Mark)
  • Rock and Roll (Coletti, CC)
  • Test Tracks Introduction
  • Four Surround Voices : Announcement
  • Four Surround Voices : Test
  • Front, Rear Voices : Announcement
  • Front, Rear Voices : Test
  • Drum and Bell: Walk Around the Mic : Announcement
  • Drum and Bell: Walk around the Mic : Test
  • Shaker: Walk Around the Mic : Announcement
  • Shaker: Walk Around the Mic : Announcement
  • Height: Center Shaker : Announcement
  • Height: Center Shaker : Test
  • Height: Left Channel Shaker : Announcement
  • Height: Left Channel : Test
  • Height: Right Channel Shaker : Announcement
  • Height: Right Channel : Test
  • Height: Center Bell : Announcement
  • Height: Center Bell : Test
  • Height: Left Channel Bell : Announcement
  • Height: Left Channel Bell : Test
  • Height: Right Channel Bell: Announcement
  • Height: Right Channel Bell: Test
  • Voice: Dynamic Range Uncompressed : Announcement
  • Voice: Dynamic Range Uncompressed : Test
  • Voice: Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed : Announcement
  • Voice: Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed : Test
  • Voice: Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed : Announcement
  • Voice: Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed : Test
  • Cymbal: Dynamic Range Uncompressed : Announcement
  • Cymbal: Dynamic Range Uncompressed : Test
  • Cymbal: Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed : Announcement
  • Cymbal: Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed : Test
  • Cymbal: Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed : Announcement
  • Cymbal: Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed : Test
  • Drum Kit: Dynamic Range Uncompressed : Announcement
  • Drum Kit: Dynamic Range Uncompressed : Test
  • Drum Kit: Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed : Announcement
  • Drum Kit: Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed : Test
  • Drum Kit: Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed : Announcement
  • Drum Kit: Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed : Test
  • Heart Beat Tracks
  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll : Announcement
  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll : Test
  • Pink Noise : Announcement
  • Pink Noise : Mono
  • Pink Noise : Stereo
  • Pink Noise : Mono + Stereo