The Sennheiser AMBEO VR MIC is a specially designed condenser microphone for recording audio in 3D. the AMBEO VR MIC is an ambisonic design. It features 4 x KE 14 matched capsules, that are placed in a tetrahedral arrangement. This unique design can create a spherical 360 degree ambisonic soundscape from a single mic position. The AMBEO VR MIC has been designed to be used for creating audio recordings that can match 3D video and virtual reality forms.
Convey the true experience The elegantly designed AMBEO® VR Mic has been developed in cooperation with VR content producers and fine-tuned through an extensive creators’ program with participants from across the audio and VR communities. The mic caters exactly to the needs of VR content creators, letting you capture the experience and spirit of any location enabling the listener to be immersed as if they were there.
Benefit from a design developed with you in mind By means of the VR Creators Program Sennheiser made sure to involve the professionals of the industry in the realization of the AMBEO® VR Mic right from the beginning. Thus, we developed a comprehensive product package including many well-conceived accessories that allow for a smooth workflow ¬– not least the A-B encoder software that works as a plugin, which can be seamless embedded in your post-production process.
Technology for you to shape the future of audio The AMBEO® VR Mic works with ambisonics, a multi- channel technique that lets you spherically capture the sound arriving from all directions, at a single point in space. For playback this representation is rendered binaurally, allowing you to virtually rotate the orientation of the perspective in all directions, horizontally and vertically. Ambisonics is also supported by all of the major post-production and playback tools on the market today. This makes ambisonics the appropriate tool for Virtual Reality and all other applications involving 3D sound and interactively controlled audio. A tool to create new worlds of sound with.
AMBEO A-B format converter plugin The capsules of the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic deliver A-format, a raw 4-channel output that has to be converted into a new set of 4 channels, the Ambisonics B-format. This is done by the specifically designed Sennheiser AMBEO A-B format converter plugin, which is available as free download for VST, AU and AAX format for your preferred Digital Audio Workstation for both PC and Mac. B-format is a W, X, Y, Z representation of the sound field around the microphone. W being the sum of all 4 capsules, whereas X, Y and Z are three virtual bi-directional microphone patterns representing front/back, left/right and up/down. Thus, any direction from the microphone can be auditioned by the listener during playback of Ambisonics B.
Sennheiser AMBEO VR MIC Specifications:
Dimensions: 215 x 49/25 mm (L x D) Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Max. sound pressure level: 130 dB(A) for 1 kHz Transducer principle: Pre-polarized condenser microphone Weight: 1.060 kg Microphone connector: DIN12M, use enclosed adapter cable to convert to 4x XLR3M Polarity: Pin1 (GND), Pin2 (+), Pin3 (-) Pick-up pattern: 4x cardioid, in A-format arrangement (1: front-left-up [FLU], 2: front-right-down [FRD], 3: back-left-down [BLD], 4: back-right-up [BRU])
What's in the box? AMBEO VR Mic Balanced split cable 4x XLRs 3-pins Extension cable, 1.5m, DIN12F to DIN12M Rycote suspension mount Foam wind shield Proprietary A-B format Encoder, available in VST plugins (Mac OS X and Windows) and AAX plugins (Mac OS X)