Several months ago, I had the chance to record a band (Sumkali) at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. As luck would have it, a film crew was there that night to commit the performance to HD video - we got to talking after the show and agreed that it would be great to mate my recording to their video.
A couple of things make the video excerpt unique. Firstly, the music - the band is an Indian-funk-fusion band - difficult to describe the genre of music that they play...but very musical stuff nevertheless.
Secondly, the fact that it's in HD makes it look that much nicer.
Lastly, the audio is binaural (recorded using a neumann type KU 100 mannequin head). Thus, the audio is very enveloping.
There is one caveat though...and that is, when the video post production crew mated the binaural audio to the video, they accidentally swapped the channels. Mind you, if you are only listening (and not watching the video), this doesn't really matter. However, if you want the auditory cues to match the visual ones, you have to swap the channels on your headphones (i.e. put the left channel on your right ear and vice versa).
Since the audio is binaural, you pretty much have to use headphones in order for it to sound correct. If you watch while seated at a computer, and you are VERY close to the speakers (on either side of the monitor), you will get most of the binaural effect; the further you get from the speakers the less convincing and natural it will sound, which is why headphones are suggested.
So, if you are interested, grab your headphones (and remember to flip them) and have a look / listen to this excerpt. Eventually, the whole show is to be released (with the channel swap error fixed). That should be really cool, because there are tracks where there is audience participation, and you feel like you are sitting among the crowd. You get a little of this in the excerpt (as there is appause at the start and the end of the excerpt).
Anyway, to quote Marti DiBergi ... "Enough of my yappin'...let's boogie". Here is the link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sklAvVm6lHE
Hope you like it...please let me know what you think of this. Many Thanks...