Kall Binaural Audio introduces 3D recording to Ottawa bands and concert halls

Fritz the KU-100

Immersive audio allows listeners to “re-experience” live performances

For Immediate Release
October 1, 2013

Ottawa, ON – Kall Binaural Audio is Canada’s first and only dedicated 3D audio recording service. Owned by audio engineer Alex Kall, the company relocated to Ottawa from London ON this summer and has now officially opened.

Their mobile studio produces audiophile-quality, immersive recordings that are specifically tailored for headphone listening. The company uses a special head-shaped microphone (nicknamed “Fritz”) to capture sound the way humans hear it – in all three dimensions.

Binaural recordings allow listeners to accurately pinpoint sounds coming from any direction around them, letting audiences truly “re-experience” a live performance. The technology is ideal for recording concerts, audition tapes, and audio drama, and can also be used for sound effects, art installations, or as a rehearsal analysis tool for conductors.

“With the prevalence of headphones in our culture, the demand for binaural audio is constantly growing,” explains Kall. “When people hear one of our recordings for the first time – say, of an orchestra heard from the conductor’s podium, or of a drumset played above their heads – their jaws drop and they want to hear more.”

Kall Binaural Audio’s new service in Ottawa will give local orchestras, choirs, bands and solo musicians the ability to capture their music like they never have before – and bridge the gap between their live performances and recordings.

To learn more and experience binaural audio for yourself, grab your headphones and visit www.kallbinauralaudio.com.

About Alex Kall
After an eight-year sojourn in the Maritimes and Southern Ontario, Alex Kall has returned to Ottawa to bring his passion for immersive audio home. Aside from his career in audio recording, he has worked as Symphony Nova Scotia’s stage manager, and is also a freelance marketer and double bassist. His enthusiasm for technology, sound spatialization, and all forms of music led him to found Kall Binaural Audio in 2010. The company is the first of its kind in Canada, and one of only a handful of dedicated 3D audio services in the world.

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For more information, please contact:
Alex Kall, owner, Kall Binaural Audio

About the Author

Alex KallI'm the owner and head engineer here at Kall Binaural Audio. Aside from my career/love affair with binaural audio recording, I've worked as Symphony Nova Scotia’s stage manager and marketing coordinator, and am also a freelance bass player and designer.View all posts by Alex Kall →