The Free Space Omni-Binaural microphone consists of 4 pairs of ears, each pointed at 90 degrees from the adjacent pair. This provides a single point, 4-position binaural perspective of any audio environment.
The Free Space Omni-Binaural microphone is ideally suited for adding immersive binaural audio to your 360 degree video production! Automated playback software coming soon! The Omni mic can also be used to provide binaural localization/orientation freedom for audio engineers. Simply place the mic where you want it, hit record, and binaurally/positionally mix your audio sources in post.
This microphone uses the same ears and binaural technology found in the award winning 360 concert experience Beck - Hello, Again seen here:
The Free Space Omni comes standard with 8 Primo EM172 microphone capsules. Upgrade to the DPA 4060 capsules using the optional mic selector above.
Unity Script and Audio Download
Download a zip file containing a Unity 3D script controller for playback of Omni-Binaural tracks, as well as example audio files recorded by the Free Space Omni-Binaural microphone. Click HERE to Download.
The following video is a short recording and playback example that uses automation to create a virtual binaural "rotation" using the Free Space Omni-Binaural Microphone.
The output of the Free Space Omni-Binaural mic is a set of four 5-pin XLR connectors. Each connector is associated with the ears to the respective left and right. You can use splitter cables (not included) to break out the left/right signals to connect to your 8-channel preamp, or to 4 individual audio recorders.
The outputs of the Free Space Omni-Binaural microphone are true transformer-balanced, phantom powered 5-pin stereo XLR outputs.