ADDING THE SPATIAL EXPERIENCE TO THE REGULAR STEREO WORLD
There is a big difference in using analog panning, eq, and reverb or delays to add depth to your mix versus using the dearVR PRO software to do the job. It’s amazing how easily this plugin achieves the best results. Since my intention was to create a live feel, I used dearVR PRO on tracks such as: the bubbling Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, lead guitars, percussion and horn section. Instead of panning them left, middle, or right, and only playing around with eq and reverb to get the live feeling, I used dearVR PRO. Just insert the plugin, and move the specific instrument to a particular spot to create a fully immersive spatial audio experience. I could place the horn section to the left of the stage in the back, the Hammond organ next to the drum kit, Donald Kinsey on the lead guitars in the middle, Junior Marvin to the right a little back, percussions to the left of the drums and Fender Rhodes more in the background. The plugin does it effortlessly. The ‘live on stage feeling’ that I wanted to create is a combination of 3D and stereo.
Binaural audio mixing adds so much to the power of a song because it gives the listener the impression that this could be a live recording! It provides depth, spatiality, and enriches the audio experience. You can easily hear the difference wearing headphones, on your mobile device, and even on your stereo loudspeaker setup. The truth is that any mix in which dearVR PRO is used will sound much better.
I will be using this fantastic plugin for every mix I make moving forward. It just enhances the enjoyment of listening to music. In future projects, I will have this plugin in my workflow as a standard plugin.
At the age of fourteen, a friend at school handed this young man a cassette tape. The tape contained the music of “Babylon By Bus” from the then recently deceased reggae musician Bob Marley. While he had never listened to his music before, he started playing the tape on his walkman and it was a mind-blowing experience! Highly fascinated with the drumming style by the drummer of the band, Carlton Barrett, he soon started to mimic Carlton’s style, and played for hours and hours to get every beat precisely right. A fascination was thus born with the legendary musician Bob Marley and his amazing band The Wailers. As it turned out, this fascination would never fade. Today, Peter is an entrepreneur, drummer, and studio owner. “Listening and making music is the best thing”. “Friends and good food make life complete.” “Celebrate Life” Are some of his sayings!