Locus Sonus

Ears

This revision is from 2018/08/01 12:20.


When assembling a binaural head, ears will be needed. Its is possible to order silicone one online, usualy at a cost above 50€.

3D printing ears can be a low cost an practical solution when a 3D printer is available.

The material used with 3D printer, PLA or ABS, lack the flexibility of the silicon or natural ear tissue, but it give a decent result for the price and time.


Recently, attempts where made at Locus Sonus to design original ears. They had to have the distinctive shape required to produce the binaural effect, like the concha, de depression in the ear that allow for vertical localisation of the sound due to a frequency cancellation effect know as the pinnal knotch. Thet also had to neutral, not looking like they originaly belong to someone.

We initialy build our binaural head using ears dowloaded from thingiverse

Last changed 2018/08/03 17:10