It is not easy to predict the effect of a recording in a room different from the room one is just sitting in. The sound engineer faces this problem when he does his job in an ideal room (-how will my mix sound be in a living room?-), and, to a much higher degree, when he works in a non-ideal acoustic environment, as it is given during live-recording or in an outside-broadcasting van. A binaural simulation of different monitoring environments, to be reproduced via headphones, can be of great help in this situation. The concept of an appropriate system will be presented.
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