Discover Cobra Records Binaural Bundle

Hanna Shybayeva, Lisa Jacobs, Maria Milstein, Musica Temprana, Winds Unlimited with Chen Halevi

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Locatelli Violin Concertos

Misa Criolla

Mahler V

Harmoniemusik from Mozart's Favourite Operas

Haydn Violin Concertos

Sounds of War

Discover the Cobra Records Binaural Sounds recorded by Tom Peeters.

Cobra Records’ engineer Tom Peeters is a Binaural Specialist. He has a steady flow of releases and is always running a binaural capture alongside his stereo and multichannel setup.

Binaural recordings are recommended to be played back using headphones. Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones. The microphones are arranged in way to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments using a head-shaped microphone (see example below).

The resulting binaural DSD recording approximates what a listener would hear at a performance of the music if they were sitting at that spot using an audio principle known as HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function). So, the only difference between stereo and binaural recordings is the microphone setup used. The intended result are recordings optimised for either spaced loudspeakers or headphones. For stereo recordings, the primary microphones are two mics typically spaced four to eight feet apart, matching the spacing of most home loudspeaker placements.

Ways of recording

Binaural recordings are made with two microphones implanted into the ears of a head shaped model known as a ‘dummy head’. (see for example the Neumann KU-100 Binaural Microphone system)

Playing a binaural recording on a stereo setup

While binaural recordings are specifically intended for headphones, and will not reproduce the same in standard speaker setups (due to crosstalk of left speaker reaching one’s right ear, etc) it is in no way damaging to hear the recordings on a stereo setup.

See all available Binaural recordings at NativeDSD here.

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Release Date October 22, 2020

Locatelli Violin Concertos

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COBRA0054

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Binaural

For this album we chose to record in Binaural as well. This is a perfect solution for headphone users. The recordings are made with the dummy head of Neuman, the KU-100. On a headphone this gives a surprisingly realistic image and it gives you the feeling of being at the session. This idea to develop an extra Binaural catalogue in DSD is initiated and supported by Rivasono in The Netherlands.

Digital Converters

dCS 904 and dCS954

Editing Software

Pyramix

Microphones

B&K4003

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Tom Peeters

Recording Engineer

Tom Peeters

Recording location

Cumerakerk, Rhenen, Holland

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date June 15, 2016

Misa Criolla

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COBRA0044

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Additional Binaural

For this album we chose to record in Binaural as well. This is a perfect solution for headphone users.The recordings are made with the dummy head of Neuman, the KU-100. On a headphone this gives a surprisingly realistic image and it gives you the feeling of being at the session.This idea to develop an extra Binaural catalogue in DSD is initiated and supported by Rivasono in The Netherlands.

Digital Converters

dCS 904 AD / 954DA

Mastering Engineer

Tom Peeters

Mastering Equipment

KEF Reference series 107

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer 4003, Neumann, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

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Conductors

Original Recording Format

Producer

Tom Peeters

Recording Engineer

Tom Peeters

Recording location

Waalse Kerk Amsterdam Holland

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date July 15, 2014

Mahler V

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COBRA0055

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Digital Converters

dCS904

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Tom Peeters

Microphones

B&K 4003, Neumann, Schoeps, modified by Rens Heijnis

Awards

Original Recording Format

Producer

Tom Peeters

Recording date:

april 24,25,26 2016

Recording Engineer

Ernst Coutinho

Recording location

Auditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Mozart, Spain

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date November 25, 2016

Harmoniemusik from Mozart's Favourite Operas

Label

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COBRA0049

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Binaural

For this album we chose to record in Binaural as well. This is a perfect solution for headphone users. The recordings are made with the dummy head of Neuman, the KU-100. On a headphone this gives a surprisingly realistic image and it gives you the feeling of being at the session. This idea to develop an extra Binaural catalogue in DSD is initiated and supported by Rivasono in The Netherlands.

Digital Converters

dCS

Microphones

B&K 4003

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis

Original Recording Format

Producer

Tom Peeters

Recording Engineer

Tom Peeters

Recording location

Doopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer, The Netherlands

Recording Software

Merging, Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date December 30, 2015

Haydn Violin Concertos

Label

SKU

COBRA0061

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Composers

Genres

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Cables

Acoustic Revive

Digital Converters

dCS904

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Tom Peeters

Microphones

Bruel & Kyaer

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis

Notes

The recording was originally digitized using the dCS 904, which operated at DSD64. 

The original session tracks were edited and rebalanced (which meant going through the mixer) in the only available format for that purpose; the Pyramix 352.8KHz/24bit PCM (DXD). Prior to the advent of direct digital delivery, the next step in the production process from 352.8KHz/24bit PCM would be the DSD64 edited master for SACD production. What we have done now is also make a direct conversion to DSD128 and DSD256 from that original DXD edited master, without going through any interim processing steps.

Those DXD to DSD conversions are not up-samplings, as they would be going from one PCM sampling rate to another, for they are different encoding systems. PCM is a digital value sample based system, and DSD is a digital bit density modulated system. Conversion from any PCM sample rate to any DSD bit rate system is a remodulation, not an up-sampling.

We feel there is an audio advantage to this process in using the original files so we give you the choice and you can decide.

Original Recording Format

Producer

Tom Peeters

Recording dates:

April 19 & 21, 2017

Recording Engineer

Tom Peeters

Recording location

Cunerakerk, Rhenen, The Netherlands

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64fs

Release Date September 1, 2017

Sounds of War

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SKU

COBRA0045

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Binaural:

For this album we chose to record in Binaural as well. This is a perfect solution for headphone users. The recordings are made with the dummy head of Neuman, the KU-100. On a headphone this gives a surprisingly realistic image and it gives you the feeling of being at the session. This idea to develop an extra Binaural catalogue in DSD is initiated and supported by Rivasono in The Netherlands.

Digital Converters

DCS 904 AD/954 DA

Mastering Engineer

Tom Peeters

Mastering Equipment

KEF Reference series 107

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer 4003, modified by Rens Heijnis,

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Tom Peeters

Recording Engineer

Tom Peeters

Recording location

Jurriaanse Zaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam Holland

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date January 21, 2015

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