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Sound Devices Signs on to Sennheiser’s AMBEO for VR Program

Sennheiser has announced that Sound Devices is the latest AMBEO for VR hardware partner with its MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T audio recorders.

Sennheiser said these will be the first portable recorders to not only feature onboard AMBEO A-B conversion for the AMBEO VR Mic, but also AMBEO to binaural decoding for fully immersive binaural headphone monitoring. VR content creators are therefore able to assess immersive audio content right at the time of capture without requiring a post-production workstation.

“Offering VR content creators the possibility to directly monitor their spatial recordings exemplifies the spirit of the program: making immersive audio workflows as simple and straightforward as possible for users,” said Véronique Larcher, AMBEO Immersive Audio co-director at Sennheiser.

Sound Devices recorders have been used for Ambisonics field recording for many years, so it was a natural progression for us to bring our MixPre recorders into the new world of VR 360 recording," said Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices.

The free firmware update — anticipated in spring, 2018 —for the MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T includes recording with the AMBEO VR Mic in Ambisonics A-format or B-format with support for any mic orientation (Up, Down, Endfire); binaural or stereo headphone monitoring of the AMBEO VR Mic and support for both AmbiX and FuMa B-format standards.

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