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November 14, 2014

3D Sound: Binaural Recording and Microsoft Lumia 930

Experience true audio fidelity with the Microsoft Lumia 930’s recording prowess.

The Lumia 930 is a powerful workhorse, packed with hardware such as a 20-megapixel camera with ZEISS optics.

But did you know that this premium device also serves as an on-the-go recording studio? With its four perfectly placed omni-directional microphones–two on the front of the Lumia 930 and two on the back–you can record true, high-quality three-dimensional sound in your videos.

It’s a process called binaural recording, which allows for interaural differences (the difference between sound arriving at the left ear and right ear) to more accurately reproduce sound.


So no matter whether you record video of a friend singing and playing guitar, your university’s chamber orchestra in concert, or your professor giving a lecture–you will hear the audio as if you were in the same room with them.

Sound and Vision

Binaural has real potential when it comes to mobile phones,” said Tony Churnside, a digital creative director and sound engineer who previously worked at the BBC. “A technological leap forward will soon happen as more and more phones start rendering personalized binaural in real time.

“In the future, the listener’s own personal head shape and even their head movements will be taken into account to create immersive binaural experiences.”

Here’s a video that shows how the Lumia 930’s recording capabilities can create an immersive audiovisual experience.


Microsoft worked with Prides, a Scottish pop band (check out their MixRadio playlist) to help showcase the Lumia 930 and launch #MakeItHappen , a campaign to inspire you to live life more fully.


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