Archive for April, 2010

A virtual haircut

While Avatar blew many minds with the capabilities of 3D video, I would like to share another outlook, realistic 3D audio.

“The ‘Virtual Barber’ (aka ‘Virtual Barbershop’, ‘Virtual Haircut’) is a binaural recording of someone getting a haircut. It starts off with you sitting in the chair then you hear the virtual barber coming in the door. The virtual barber then proceeds to give you a virtual haircut. You can actually hear him breathing down your neck. This recording is very realistic and immersive, a must hear.” [virtualbarber.org]

Step 1. Plug in an headset.

Step 2. Download this MP3.

Step 3. Close your eyes and enjoy!

In particular I could almost feel the razor moving up and down my neck.