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Overview

The new dimension of VR audio productions.

Wasn’t it time VR audio became an equal partner to VR video?

Enter the AMBEO® VR Mic

The new standard in 3D audio capture from Sennheiser lifting VR audio production to a new professional level. With the AMBEO® VR Mic you are able to seamlessly record sound that immerses the listener bringing them a whole new and highly emotional experience.

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.
Experience a complete new audio dimension

Capture the world in a new spatial way

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 ambisonics sound to match your VR video/spherical 360 content.

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.

Ambisonics

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.

Enjoy peace of mind with Sennheiser quality

With its history of 70 years as a trusted and innovative company, developing top-notch professional microphones with high-quality capsules, you are entitled to expect a lot from the Sennheiser brand: reliable, robust German-engineered products. Rest assured: We deliver – and also provide excellent customer support as well as a 2-years warranty with every product.

What's Included

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)

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Product Specifications

Detailed Specifications
Dimensions (L x D) 215 x 49/25 mm
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])
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), 3.5 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

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Sennheiser AMBEO VR 3D Microphone

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