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Dysonics rocks AES with first-ever VR demos combining 360° audio with 360° video

Dec 30, 2015 11:06 pm
Dysonics Staff
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This week at the 139th annual AES Convention in New York, Dysonics and TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik are offering the public debut of our revolutionary 8-capsule, 360-degree microphone array for immersive audio and VR capture.

Using the Samsung Gear platform, the showcase features the first-ever VR demos that combine 360° motion-tracked audio with 360° video. The demos come from a number of recent live-capture sessions that our team did at various locations around San Francisco.

“We think anyone tracking immersive audio will want to sample this technology,” said Bill Ryan, Design Engineer at TELEFUNKEN. “Dysonics is an ideal partner for us as we push forward into exciting new opportunities to deliver sound to recording professionals and audiophiles alike.”

“It’s been great collaborating with Bill and his team,” said Bob Dalton, CTO, Dysonics. “We are confident that our combined efforts have created a best-of-breed solution for immersive audio and VR capture.”

Show-goers are in for quite a treat. At the core of the offering is Dysonics’ RondoMic, a patented mic array that houses eight custom omni-directional TELEFUNKEN M60 FET microphones that capture sound environments in 360 degrees.

RondoMic is able to pick up room acoustics with incredible accuracy. Then, via proprietary spatial and motion-tracking audio software, Dysonics is able to stitch the eight recordings together in real time and faithfully reproduce those room acoustics over headphones.

The result is an authentic and pristine audio experience that truly makes listeners feel like they’re there live. Without any simulation or post-processing, you’ll hear sounds change relative to your head movement, from left to right, up to down, and near to far, in full 360 degrees. We like to call it Panoramic Sound.

Dysonics Samsung Gear Demos

AES attendees take in our immersive audio/video demos on the Samsung Gear

Under the hood of RondoMic:

Utilizing a unique proprietary circuit topology, the M60 FET amplifier produces an exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities. Carefully selected and tested components are hand-plugged into gold-plated circuit board traces to provide an ultra-clean true Class A discrete amplifier with a frequency response of +/- 2dB from 20 Hz to 50 kHz.

The output is matched with a custom American-made transformer that offers an especially low self-noise and a typical THD+N of 0.015% or better, making it ideal for critical recording applications. The TK61 capsule features a 6-micron goldsputtered membrane measuring 15mm in diameter, and offers a large, open sound perfect for capturing the ambience of a recording environment.

AES attendees can check out RondoMic and experience the demos themselves at AES booth #742. All Dysonics products are currently on sale. Head over to the web store and use the discount code “AES” to save 20%.