Last February I journeyed to upstate New York in a quest for the solitude of a quiet woodsy soundscape. It was a long drive, freezing, snowing, and the dead of winter but it was worth it. It was here in Indian Lake that I captured the sound of a very active and snowy forest.
I also made a video on how I recorded this soundscape, discussing the fundamentals and equipment I used to do it. Click below for the video, then go listen to the finished 3D Soundscape on the Travelear app. Enjoy!
If there was a particular 3D soundscape that I want to record more of, it would be live music. In the summer of 2016 my girlfriend and I took a trip to Italy and in the city of Venice I got my opportunity. On a late humid afternoon I hauled my 3D audio gear and my girlfriend to St. Mark’s Square.
In August of 2016 my girlfriend and I bought tickets to Italy on a whim with no plan of action. I took my 3D Audio gear and an outdated guide book and we were off! We did four cities on our tour of Italy (Ravello, Rome, Florence, and Venice). We were flying back to London from Venice so we ending up staying longer then I would have wanted. It was the height of the summer, hot as Hades and expensive as heck. Overall we had a great time so let’s talk about what you need to know about this above ground Italian Atlantis!
The Travelear 3D Audio app was created to let people explore the world through 3D soundscapes. At the core is our relentless loyalty to quality and a genuine organic experience for the listener. With that strength we are always pushing to create a better design to help our listeners journey to different destinations using 3D audio.
I’ll be your tour guide around the app and help you figure out what’s what.
A Brief Intro: I travel a lot for work and the companies I work for pay for my flights. So of course I take advantage of every opportunity to earn miles with the major airlines (Delta, American, United, Southwest, etc). Doing so helps me to earn free flights so I can keep on exploring the world and recording 3D Soundscapes for Travelear. When I can hack it, I fly business class.
If someone asked you the question of what Virtual Reality (VR) was, you would probably say “its the thing with the headset and I’ve seen youtube videos of people freaking out while wearing them.” That’s not a bad description. Now, what if someone asked you what 3D Audio was? You probably wouldn’t have an answer. That’s ok, most people I’ve asked don’t know either. Fear not, I’ve got the answer and the explanation.
Hey Travelears! Our new update is out, we are pleased to present Travelear 1.2! It took a couple months of planning, design, workflow, time, sweat, and tears but we finally got the app to its next stage. We’ve made a couple improvements and added some very cool new features.
Hurray! Our blog is up! Special thanks to our lead programmer Nick for (finally) creating the blog section. Spoiler: my coding/web development skills are not very good so I’m often at the mercy of the more knowledgeable. I know I can always learn but spare time is rare, and who wants to learn web development when they can learn about 3D Audio!