Sennheiser’s VR Mic Makes Creating Immersive 3D Content a Reality

With Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) now being utilized for training and educational purposes, the ability to create content is becoming increasingly more pertinent in today’s business and higher education environments. Tools such as Sennheiser’s Ambeo VR Mic are making believable and realistic AR and VR content an attainable goal.

 

Designed to record high-quality 3D audio for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content, the AMBEO VR Mic is an Ambisonics microphone that uses four KE 14 cardioid capsules in a tetrahedral structure. Ambisonics microphones capture sound from every direction, from one single point, to gather a full 360-degree representation of sound in an environment creating realistic, immersive audio. Ambisonics is supported by all of the major post-production and playback tools available today, making it an ideal solution for any application involving 3D sound.

 

The raw 4-channel output delivered by the AMBEO VR Mic is A-format, which is then converted to Ambisonics B-format via the Sennheiser AMBEO A-B format converter plugin. The plugin can be downloaded free for VST, AU and AAX format for both PC and Mac.

 

The AMBEO VR Mic comes with a balanced split cable 4x XLRs 3-pins, extension cable, Rycote suspension mount and a foam windshield.