I think 2013 has been a really bad music year... no 4.5 or 5 star releases only some 4 stars for me..
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I'd say there's a big difference between binaural recordings and 'binaural plugins', which mostly appear to be some kind of HRTF (head related transfer functions) placement arrangements. Nothing wrong with that, I think they can be very interesting, using 'space' as a compositional consideration in a mix.
You don't lose information with the recording binaural technique, it's just a different way of capturing spatial information. I've found using a binaural recording of something like rain or a storm for example, gives a great spatial element to a track. Binaural recordings I'd say are
perhaps more suited to field recordings. If you (or anyone else) is interested in hearing an album of material derived from binaural recordings. I've made my 'Binaural Soundtracks' album a free download:
(Dropbox link 67.9 MB zip file)
I think you might have read something about the limit to the number of multitasking Metro (full-screen touch-interface) apps, not Windows programs. MS would be insane to limit the number of Windows programs you can run at once.
In fact, the number of Metro apps you can run at once increased with Win 8.1 from Win 8.0.
God. Win 8 is awful and so unintuitive. I installed a Start button replacement to free myself from the "Metro" apps at boot.
And although you can run as many non-Metro apps as you want, the task switching is different. Also the number or format in which you can display multiple running apps side-by-side is different; once again, so unintuitive that I cannot remember the details right now.
It's a mess. I've been with Windows since 3.1 and this breaks all the traditions.
I can see where the Metro apps might be nice with a tablet but even with a touchscreen laptop like the one I have, it's buggy and not as functional as regular Windows applications.
This may be the first bit in my conversion to the Mac.
Immersion I would say they are bright....they are well balanced across the whole frequency spectrum. Certainly no dark mud...lots of detail and air.
BTW - there's an ORB/David Gilmour album "Metallic Spheres" that has a special edition with an alternate version/mix of the album in "360 sound" (some kind of alt binaural) but unfortunately I don't hear much difference - though I love having two distinct versions of the album. Also BTW it's my fave ORB album in quite a while.
Loren, I donīt think itīs worth the effort.
OK, for tech-freaks or musicians like us here itīs more exciting, but for the average listeners i have big doubts - plus, probably they even donīt understand what you are talking about and/or what it means practically.
thanks a lot for your feedback!
@Julio: I tested serveral Canon cams and generally speaking i do like the quality what puts me a bit off is the extremely "warm" (too much yellow) colors of them. Also it seems, that for jpgīs they use quite a heavy processing (adding a lot of contrast) and thats hard to get rid of later and i really wonīt to bother with RAW.
@Immersion: I tested this and some other Samsung cameraīs and really have a problem with the image quality. They are great to use for quick results and FB posts but it really seems like Samsung is better in other technologies than cameras.
@Pete: Thanks a lot for the detailed info! I have a Sony HX20 as a zoom camera and i do like it, but as you said image quality is not more than average. I use it when iīm on holiday and for that purpose it does shot good results. Thanks for the Ricoh tip funny, just looked at my amazon account and realized itīs in my saved observing list Shame it doesīt have at last a small optical zoom and the macro option isnīt very advanced I may give it a try and thanks amazon itīs easy to send it back if itīs not convincing.