Flexible 3D printed ears for binaural audio capture

THIS IS NOT A HOW-TO! Just something I thought was cool and wanted to share.

Sam (Corridor Digital) has been experimenting with 3D printing scans of his ears for binaural sound capture. He’s using a pair of Sennheiser wireless lav mics inside the fake ear’s canals. For a quick proof of concept experiment, this worked extremely well.

Corridor does a lot of first-person perspective videos and by filming them with binaural audio, everything should sound a lot more immersive.

You can see the printing and a quick test in this first vlog, and another test of the system in the second video.

I have to say it sounds great and very lifelike in headphones and in my studio monitors. Can’t wait to see them using this for real.

2 thoughts on “Flexible 3D printed ears for binaural audio capture”

  1. That seems cool but I’m a little skeptical of how well that would work in real life as it limits the amount of control an audio engineer could have, kind of like recording in bad room.

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