Nord has announced The Royal Grand 3D – a new piano virtual instrument that was recorded using a dummy head binaural microphone.
The dummy head is shaped like an average sized human head, equipped with ear shaped microphones, in order to reproduce the human hearing experience. The Royal Grand 3D was recorded in an acoustically dampened room where the dummy head was placed in the player’s position to capture the experience of actually sitting in front of the piano.
This binaural recording technique is designed for headphone playback, but the Royal Grand 3D sounds amazing on regular stereo speakers too.
A multi-microphone recorded version of the Royal Grand will be available winter 2017.
The Royal Grand 3D is available now as a free download. See the Nord site for details.