Among the unique offerings here at Penthaus LA is the ability to create binaural recordings. We have a custom binaural recording head, designed and built by our own LFF in collaboration with Donald Basel, MD. It’s fondly nicknamed “Donny Lou” for its creators.
Using Donny Lou to record sounds results in a visceral, ringside experience when you’re listening in headphones. It sounds great in speakers, too, but when you use good headphones, binaural recording replicates the 3D sound experience: up, down, left and right, you feel as though you’re sitting in the thick of it.
To demonstrate how amazing it can be, we’re going to be sampling various sounds in and around Penthaus LA, as well as giving you short music samples recorded using the binaural technique.
Today we took some samples from the upper deck, outside the studio. You’ll hear a neighbor’s parakeet, police helicopters, and the heartbeat of downtown Los Angeles, all sustained by the drone of a nearby industrial air conditioning unit.
Use headphones for the best experience–good ones if you can get them!
RadHaus is a unique recording studio and audiophile label based in Asheville, North Carolina. We offer mobile multitrack recording and mixing capabilities with custom binaural and holophonic devices as well as conventional methods.