Sennheiser Virtual Reality Mic Showcase at CES

Sennheiser showcases Virtual Reality Mic with Visualise at CES 2016

CES, the global tech event that kicks off the start of each year opened 6th Jan in Las Vegas, and we’re excited to be having a virtual presence this year.

We’ve been working with audio specialists Sennheiser, who are unveiling AMBEO, a strategic focus on 3D immersive audio at CES. A number of new products and developments are being showcased including the Virtual Reality Mic.

We were given access to the first working prototype of the VR mic and have been using it in both client work and own R&D projects, a sample of which is being showcased at CES. A short piece titled Grace, is a recital from South Korean pianist Grace Oh, captured at St Botolph’s Aldgate church.

The unobtrusive mic captures high quality audio in four quadrants, creating an omnidirectional sound field that translates the positions of any sound sources around the viewer in VR. The VR microphone is set to be a staple tool in any live action VR production and will launch in the third quarter of 2016, followed in 2017 by a bundle with the same mic and a software plug-in for post-production of VR content.

A still from another R&D piece to be launched spring 2016.

“Spatial sound has always played a significant role at Visualise. Being approached by Sennheiser to test their new equipment in the field is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the early pioneers providing audio solution in the world of VR. Sharing our skills and experience to help progress an already great product is very exciting for us and we are looking forward to be part of establishing an audio-post workflow for VR.” Henrik Oppermann, Head of Sound at Visualise

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