CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 2017: ImmersAV Technology is proud to announce the release of their brand-new collection of bluegrass classics. But this isn’t just any release. The Wandering Boys: Chicago Bluegrass VR Special represents a bold step into the future of binaural audio technology coupled with high-definition 3D video to give fans a truly unique “you-are-there” point-of-view, virtual reality as they enjoy the hill-topping sounds of these talented musicians – Zach Washington on mandolin, Aaron Smith on upright bass, Rob Jensen on banjo and John Huber on guitar.
The Wandering Boys have refined a unique craft of rapid picking, clever arrangements and crisp four-part harmony which made them a perfect group to work with in this format. With this recording, we continued with our objective of creating practical 3-D immersive audio/visual experiences for consumers to enjoy on the most common forms of audio/video playback technology. The Virtual Reality aspects of this production are unique in that they feature six traditional bluegrass tunes recorded in a variety of formats: Binaural Audio for both headphones and loudspeakers, with and without 2D HD video. In addition, there are several tunes in 3D HD, for viewing with either side-by-side Google VR glasses or red-blue anaglyph glasses. Moreover, no expensive audio/video product purchases for consumers are necessary. The virtual reality experience increases with the quality of the audio/video playback equipment owned by the consumer.
Bob Schulein, founding partner and recording engineering producer for ImmersAV Technology, shared, “I’ve always been a big fan of bluegrass music, so it was a real treat for me to work with the talented Wandering Boys allowing our production team to create this exciting ‘you-are-there’ musical and virtual reality experience.”
John Huber describes his experience: “I felt like I was there playing the music even though it was recorded and I was listening through headphones, because of the 3-D binaural quality.” Zack Whittington summed it up, “It’s like virtual reality, with incredible depth of field, for sound.”
The Wandering Boys: Chicago Bluegrass VR Special, which was recorded at WBEZ Chicago’s Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio, is now available for sale as a download or on a USB memory stick. https://www.immersav.com/store
ABOUT THE WANDERING BOYS
The Wandering Boys have made a name for themselves with a weekly Thursday residency at Cole’s Bar in Logan Square and frequent appearances at storied Chicago venues – The Hideout and Schubas Tavern. Paying homage to the hard-driving traditional bluegrass they love, The Wandering Boys catch the attention of both casual listeners and die-hard bluegrass aficionados.
ABOUT IMMERSAV TECHNOLOGY
Founded in 2010, ImmersAV™ Technology’s goal is to provide consumers with a “You Are There” immersive entertainment experience using innovative video, microphone production and signal processing techniques. These techniques use patented microphone technology and proprietary ImmersAV Crosstalk Cancellation (CTC) filters.
For a preview of The Wandering Boys and other ImmersAV Technology productions, and for technical and support information, visit: www.immersav.com
Copies of our music production are for sale on our website: https://www.immersav.com/store
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And if you’d like to hear Bob Schulein talk about this recording process tune into the Home Theater Geeks on Thursday, August 17, 2017 https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks to listen and watch the netcast. If you miss the airing, you can also view it at a later date at https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks
(PHOTO CREDIT Wandering_Boys.JPG: © 2017 Tim Brown)
(PHOTO CREDIT Wandering_Boys_Production.JPG: © 2017 Tanner Stevens)