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Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic

$1,649.95 USD

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Product Description

Isn’t it time that virtual reality (VR) audio matched the immersive, three-dimensional quality of virtual reality video? Enter Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR Mic, the new standard in 3D audio capture that takes VR audio production to a new, professional level. With the AMBEO VR Mic you are able to seamlessly record sound that captivates the listener and creates a highly emotional experience for them.

The easy-to-use AMBEO VR Mic is an ambisonic microphone fitted with four matched KE 14 capsules in a tetrahedral arrangement. This special design allows you to capture the sound that surrounds you from a single point. As a result you get fully-spherical, 360 degree sound to match your VR video content.

The elegantly-designed AMBEO VR Mic has been created specifically to cater to the needs of VR content creators. It was developed in cooperation with VR content producers and fine-tuned through the extensive VR Creators’ Program, comprised of participants from across the audio and VR communities. Through this program we were also able to develop a comprehensive product package that includes many well-conceived accessories, including the A-B encoder software that works as a plugin, which can be seamlessly embedded in your post-production process.

PRIMARY USE CASES /APPLICATIONS

  • Cinematic Virtual Reality
  • Capture of live action (as seen in traditional film)

OTHER USE CASES /APPLICATIONS

  • Livestreamed Virtual Reality Content
  • Livestreamed content, particularly for sports or current events
  • Audio capture for Virtual Reality Games and other interactive VR content

KEY FEATURES OF AMBEO VR MIC

  • Single-point microphone for Virtual Reality content
  • Four matched capsules in a tetrahedral cluster
  • Captures spherical, fully spatial audio in Ambisonics format
  • Pairs well with 360/VR video capture
  • Portable and rugged for various recording conditions
  • A to B format encoder included: VST and AAX (for Mac and Windows; A stand-alone version will be available at a later date)

BUNDLED SOFTWARE

  • Available as download from Sennheiser homepage
  • Free access to A-B format Converter (for use in post production) with the purchase of the VR Mic
  • The converter will come as a VST plugin for seamless integration into existing VR creation workflows
  • The plugin can correct the microphone’s physical positioning and rotate its direction
  • Different output standards (including YouTube 360 video) can be chosen
  • A to B format encoder included: VST, AAX, AU and stand-alone versions (for Mac and Windows)

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • AMBEO VR MIC
  • Rycote INV 7 Suspension mount
  • Split cable 4XLR
  • Wind shield
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 400 g
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])
Nominal impedance Approx. 200 Ω
Min. terminating impedance 1000 Ω
Storage temperature -20 °C to 70 °C (-4 °F to 158 °F)
Operating temperature -10 °C to 55 °C (14 °F to 131 °F)
Equivalent noise level 18 dB-A as per IEC 61672-1 / 27 dB CCIR as per CCIR 468-3
Power supply 4x phantom powering (P48) as per IEC 61938 (48 ± 4 V), 7 mA each
Sensitivity 31 mV/Pa (-30 dBV)
Operating relative humidity Max 90% at 40 °C
Matrix reference Center of the capsule holder
Mixing to B-format W = FLU + FRD + BLD + BRU / X = FLU + FRD – BLD – BRU / Y = FLU – FRD + BLD – BRU / Z = FLU – FRD – BLD + BRU