Listen to Oasis’ “Wonderwall” in “8-D Audio”

The idea of “8D Audio” has been drifting through the online world for the last few months. If you’ve experienced it–and it’s a really a headphone things–you’ll know that it’s a pretty immersive thing with the music coming at you from all directions. It’s a new twist on binaural recording, which has been with us for decades.

A WhatsApp message that went with some of the earliest tracks read “It will be the first time that you will listen to that song with your brain and not with your ears. You will feel the music from outside and not from the headphones. Feel the effects of this new technology.”

What does that mean? Grab some headphones and listen to this.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Listen to Oasis’ “Wonderwall” in “8-D Audio”

  • June 25, 2020 at 9:40 pm
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    I read an article about 3d sound, where the music from the instruments comes at you in different directions as if you were sitting in the middle of the band. This 8d sound just goes round and round. 👎🏼

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    • June 26, 2020 at 5:02 pm
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      Agreed, sounds like someone is just moving a speaker around my head for the whole song. Neat effect, but doesn’t make it more enjoyable.

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