Hi there. Please excuse me if this isn’t the correct place to post this, I’m new to the forums, but not new to Audacity. I know everything is to know about it.
Anyway, If someone could help me, that would be awesome.
How would I create the illusion of a sound spinning around your head when wearing headphones?
For example, It starts in front of you, then turns around to the left ear, then the back, then right, then front.
Thanks so much, I’ve heard it, and I want to know how it’s done.
It is very tricky to produce binaural effects from “scratch”. Even if recorded, not all people are able to localize the intended directions, especially front and back.
I’ve included some spinning effects in a plug-in. They are rather intended for speakers, but they might suit your needs anyway.
I will consider if it is possible to integrate a adaptive filter to enhance the back/front impression (Blauert bands).
To do it accurately there’s some fancy (complicated) calculations involved for working out delay, amplitude and filter coefficients. However, just applying a sinusoidal sweep to the pan position and a little “low pass” filtering when the sound is “on the other side or behind your head” will probably work sufficiently well.