Some of you might might know my pianobook libraries “Mason & Hamlin Model A” and “The Experience”. I’ve been experimenting with making a sample library that can keep the piano soundspace in the same place regardless of head position while playing. Below are some updates on my experiments and I was wondering if anyone would throw an opinion about which version they prefer – The Experience (3 binaural angle recordings crossfaded) or my new 6 channel ambisonic encoding with realtime control. The main difference is that they use different types of microphones, and The Experience only allows head left/right virtualization, while the new technique allows head up/down and rotate as well.
Watch the video, listen, and let me know your opinions….. Trying to decide which technique to move forward with in future libraries (or maybe just both)