I woke up this morning – “dur, durdle, dur, dur” – to find that, overnight, Jay Jennings of socialsounddesign.com has asked the audio world quite a big question – “What is the future of recording technologies?”:
Great strides have been made in the field of sound recording over the last couple of decades. We’ve seen (in no particular order):
- Digital recording (both tape and disk based)
- Multichannel recording
- Multichannel mics (think Holophone or any other mic that captures more than a stereo image)
- improved contact mics
- improved hydrophones
- sub- and super-sonic mics (think mics that can capture below 20Hz or above 50kHz)
…and many more.
But, what’s next? What’s that next big tech that will be a true innovation? I’m thinking something akin to what 3-D capture has done for the visual medium (think Avatar).
And let’s keep this thread clear of any reproduction systems, ie. 5.1, 7.1, etc. I’m interested in the future of HOW we capture sound, not how it is played back.
You’ll see that so far Jay’s had two responses to his burning question. So, members of the Calrec Community, can we provide him with more of the answers he seeks? If you do add your two penn’th / two cents (other quaint currency-based metaphors are probably available), please leave a copy here in the Comment box, and/or link to it on Twitter. We’d like to join in this discussion.