Spatial Audio Demonstrations

Binaural Demonstrations

A number of examples of binaural sound that use music from the UCD department of Music, recordings made at the Mondavi Center and other interesting recordings made in natural settings can be found at the companion website:

The "Cocktail Party" Effect

It is difficult to understand a conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time ("Monaural"). However, binaural hearing allows us to separate sound sources if these are placed at different locations ("Binaural").

3-D Sound

Here are examples of 3-D sound synthesis. Sounds best through headphones!