This VR field recording giveaway from Pro Sound Effects will get you started with spatial audio capture.
In the emerging fields of VR and 360 filmmaking, it's already a given that audio can make all the difference in terms of an audience's experience. Fortunately, a new giveaway from Pro Sound Effects will make it easy to supplement your 360 camera rig with an audio kit that enables you to "record immersive spatial audio with state-of-the-art tools."
By answering just one simple question about audio sample rates, you can enter to win a package worth $3500 that includes the following:
- Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic ($1,650)
- Zoom F8 MultiTrack Field Recorder ($999)
- BaseHead 4.x Ultra – SFX Database Software ($549)
- Urban Ambisonics Bundle SFX Library ($360)
The ambisonic microphone and multitrack recorder (the same model, by the way, that we use to record our podcast interviews in the field) will let you record 360-audio from a single point. According to the contest website, "With Zoom’s recent Firmware 4.0 update, the F8 now includes Ambisonics decoding so you can record 360 audio in formats including FuMa, Ambix, Ambisonics A and more." Once you've captured your audio, the BaseHead software will allow you to easily catalog your recordings into a searchable database, and the Urban Ambisonics Bundle will give you a starter pack of immersive sounds from cities around the world to add depth to your project.
Check out the video below to see how the AMBEO VR mic operates in the field:
The giveaway ends on March 9, 2018 12:00 am EST, so go ahead and enter today.