AMBEO® VR MIC – Sennheiser has pulled out all the stops and created an elegant, simple-yet-sophisticated ‘perfect audio match’ for virtual reality.
AMBEO® VR is an ambisonic microphone, fitted with four matched KE14 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 ambisonics sound to match your VR video/spherical 360 content.
Whether you are producing immersive content for VR goggles, YouTube 360, or gaming, Sennheiser’s front-end VR Mic captures the full spherical sound at a single point in space.
Of course, perfect capture by AMBEO® VR is only half the story. The real magic happens ‘in the mix’
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.