Sennheiser, Sound Devices Team Up on U.S. AMBEO Bundle for 360° Audio Recording

Sennheiser and Sound Devices have announced a joint rebate program in which end users can save up to $300 when purchasing an AMBEO VR Mic with an eligible Sound Devices portable recorder from an authorized Sennheiser dealer in the United States.

Between April 1 and May 31, 2019, Sennheiser, in partnership with Sound Devices, will offer an end user mail-in rebate of up to $300 when purchasing an AMBEO VR Mic with either the MixPre-6 or MixPre-10T portable recorder.

The AMBEO VR Mic is the ideal complement for capturing immersive VR content and adding spatial audio recording capabilities to the end user’s workflow. The MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T feature a new, free plug-in designed specifically for Ambisonics and binaural recording, playback, and monitoring capabilities.

A firmware update turns the Sound Devices MixPre-6 (top) and MixPre-10T portable audio recorders into ideal tools for VR content creators. The recorders include the AMBEO A-B converter and an AMBEO-to-binaural decoder to directly monitor spatial audio at the recorder.

Especially designed for 360° spatial audio recording, the easy-to-use AMBEO VR Mic is an Ambisonics microphone fitted with four matched KE 14 capsules in a tetrahedral arrangement. This special design allows you to capture the surrounding sound from a single point. As a result, you get fully spherical Ambisonics sound to match your VR video/spherical 360° content while saving you time, money and manpower with your set-up.

As a “Certified for AMBEO” partner, Sound Devices offers two models that are ideal for use with the AMBEO VR Mic. The MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T are lightweight, high-resolution audio recorders with integrated USB audio streaming that offer world-class sound quality combined with extreme durability. When paired with a MixPre-6 or MixPre-10T, AMBEO VR Mic users will benefit from the following features of the onboard Ambisonics plug-in available for their Sound Devices audio recorders:

  • A-Format, B-Format, and A-to-B format conversion
  • Real-time binaural and stereo monitoring
  • Simultaneous recording of AmbiX, FuMa, LR Stereo and LR Binaural.

“Sennheiser is excited to have Sound Devices in our partnership program,” comments Véronique Larcher, AMBEO Immersive Audio co-director at Sennheiser. “Offering VR content creators the unique and exciting 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.”

The rebate program runs from April 1 – May 31 and submissions must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2019. This promotion is open to U.S. customers and resellers only.

Mail-in rebate submissions must include:

  • Original barcodes (UPC Codes), cut from the box of eligible Sennheiser and Sound Devices purchases (No photocopies accepted.)
  • Copy of the original dated sales receipt for new Sennheiser and Sound Devices products
  • The completed rebate form.

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