Falcon Heavy’s Thunderous Launch in 3D Audio

Falcon Heavy

Smarter Every Day, is a science-oriented YouTube channel, posted its Falcon Heavy footage with the unique twist of using binaural audio. By using headphones, you can listen to the roar of the rocket’s launch and landing – not to mention the accompanying sonic booms it will make you feel like you were there.

Binaural audio is a method of recording 3D sound using microphones embedded in a person’s (or dummy head’s) ears. This allows sound to be modified as it travels through your head and earlobes; your brain processes the different sound waves arriving in each ear to create eerily accurate directional cues.

It’s about as accurate as positional audio gets. However, it has the caveat of only working with headphones. It also might not work if your head is very different from the reference model, but for most people, the effect should be very convincing.

You can check out the video below:


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