There’s something I’d like to discuss a bit …. ambisonia will offer DTS-WAV decodes very soon… and I’ve also advertised Binaural.
The DTS-WAV files will still actually be ambisonic technology…. they will just represent an ‘already decoded to square’ option.
The binaural, however, is an other technology altogether, and due to the front-back confusion, it is also arguably a drop down in surround experience.
The advantage of Binaural is it is immediately accessible… straight out of the browser window. People cant hit play, and get a feel (and hopefully some excitement) for how the recording might sound.
But I’m wondering if the binaural files should be offered for download, or just offered as in-browser listening. I’m thinking that perhaps, offering the binaural download might mean people will just download that and not make the extra step towards proper surround.
Then again, not offering binaural downloads will mean blocking out a huge audience….
I’m undecided about this … any comments?