I have been testing the new dummy head “Frank, the terrorist” meh… “he” wears a balaclava to keep the wind noise from “his” ears, works a treat, though brings far too much attention when out and about in public.. suppose it is quite amusing really, however, when making recordings this can be troublesome as the public usually take great interest and ask “what is that” unbeknown to them they have just spoiled a recording.. ah well, have to stand about for even longer, which attracts even more attention! the yin and yan continues until I actually manage to find something just right amongst the duration of the recordings – sometimes..
The mics use a preamp built into the jack, not too noisy, but I hope to do more tests to see if I can get away without using the preamps when I get an adapter soon.
The frequency response of the mics is something that I have no idea on, though I have noticed that very low frequencies are not picked up too well like other mics that I have, so another dummy head is on the cards using a stereo pair of Behringer C2’s shortly – with any luck!
I am trying out a pair of plastic printed 3D ears that were scans of my own ears, though not very accurate, they still have the desired effect of making the sounds being played back appear to be outside your head – which is the very purpose in doing this, so, they work. They needed a little tinkering with, added some filler to the internal hollows inside, the way they were printed means that there are hollow areas, I just filled them.
I will put images and links to recordings that the Frank has recorded, and so that you can see his menacing looks that keep the public so interested in him too..
I came across a youtube video which gives a great insight to some things which go on within the ear, it shows how they test headphone frequency responses, full of great insight in trying to understand what goes on regarding the ear and how we perceive sounds!
Also found this one
I think that anyone who has an interest with dummy head recordings could find the above videos worth while watching.
For now.. Seeya!