Soundman Dummy Head for Binaural Recording

£402.00£654.00 Inc. VAT

The Soundman Dummy Head or ‘John’ to his friends replicates the ‘Head Related Transfer Function’ (HRTF) created when the user wears the OKM microphones in their ears. As many understand, this is imperative when making an effective binaural recording.

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The Soundman Dummy Head for binaural recording simply named as ‘John’ is used to replicate a static human head during binaural recording. Supplied with a steel plated bottom, coloured pinnae (ears) and a screw thread for microphone stands the Dummy Head replicates the ‘Head Related Transfer Function’ (HRTF) created when the user wears the OKM in-ear binaural microphones. As many understand, this is imperative when making an effective binaural recording.

Binaural recording is often used to create a 3D stereo sound sensation and recreate the feeling of being in the same room with the performers. This effect only works when listening back on headphones but can produce certain interesting colouration in certain recording context and producers like Tchad Blake uses binaural systems as overhead microphones in his compositions.

John went to school in Berlin where he became a fully qualified Soundman dummy head for binaural recording and finished as head of the class.

The Soundman Dummy head is available in 2 varieties, 3 colours and 2 materials;

  • Dummy Head MDF which are available in White, Black or Pine (wood finish), these come with the ear-like pinnae and a screw thread for microphone stands
  • Dummy Head Alder which are available in White, Black or Pine (wood finish), these come with the ear-like pinnae and a screw thread for microphone stands
  • Dummy Head MDF with built-in PPA (Phantom Power Adapter) which are available in White, Black or Pine (wood finish), these come with the ear-like pinnae and a screw thread for microphone stands
  • Dummy Head Alder with built-in PPA (Phantom Power Adapter) which are available in White, Black or Pine (wood finish), these come with the ear-like pinnae and a screw thread for microphone stands

As the pricing suggests the Alder models are sturdier and have a higher quality finish.