Recording Live Music in 3D Audio: The Orchestras of Venice Italy

Garett and 3D Audio gear
3D Audio recording in Venice!

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.

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Venice Italy: A Quick Guide to the Above Ground Italian Atlantis

Lauren enjoying a mid-day Spritzer from a cafe next to one of the Venice canals.
Lauren enjoying a mid-day Spritzer next to the canal.

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 I took my 3D Audio gear and an outdated guide book and we were off!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!

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How to use the Travelear 3D Audio app: 5 easy keys

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.

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Travel Hack: How we flew Business Class from Boston to London for $44

7 hour flight to Europe in the lap of Swiss luxury!

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.

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The Question for the Future of VR: What is 3D Audio?

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.

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Here we GO!

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!

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