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Binaural Sound For The Whole System or Internet Browsers
Wyld Stallyn
post Mar 29 2013, 15:50
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Hello, recently I found myself wondering if there is a way to apply a binaural DSP to the whole system, i.e. have the soundcard driver directly communicate with it to alter the stream from the get-go.

The reason I wonder about this is because I have very diverse music interests and tend to browse the web on YT etc. looking for more interesting music because that's where the choice of complete titles is greatest, and I find the idea of having to download everything where I find the stereo image lacking a bit cumbersome.

For more technical details, I use Opera on a Win 7 64-bit OS and currently own an ASUS soundcard with ASUS drivers, which I may or may not replace with an ODAC in the long run. Of course this would complicate this whole "let soundcard driver interact with plugin" thing a bit.

Perhaps there is also a dedicated program for this that can run indepentend of the soundcard driver? And no, the Dolby Headphone settings are not an option as they are incredibly annoying.

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Wyld Stallyn
post Mar 30 2013, 18:35
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Yeah I know it's a recording process, but I just naturally said "binaural" instead of "appoximating binaural", just because when I think about more enjoyable stereo sound per headphones, binaural as-is is the big word in my mind.

The downmix is done on YTs side for lower-quality versions of the videos. Vidoes in "HD"-quality generally don't suffer from this unless the uploader or someone else down the chain has already mixed the original file thus.

I can't relate to what that sounds like because I don't even use a car. I'm not doubting that it sounds mediocre at best though. Either way, for some mixes a binaural approximation does provide a definite enrichment, even if just for the crossfeed eliminating that dreadful one-sidedness. It's not really a big deal since this occurs rarely for me (making my cumbersomeness-comment a bit silly in retrospect), but I've been wondering nonetheless.

And using the Meier-settings with the BS2B-plugin with Mediamonkey it's not actually a very crass effect.

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