Rondo360 | Dysonics

Rondo360 renders all audio formats and file types to our custom 360° MTB (motion-tracked binaural) format for hyper-realistic VR audio playback. Whether your project is new or old, whether it’s Stereo or Ambisonics or 1000 sources, you can open Rondo360 in your DAW, spatialize tracks, and output one immersive MTB file. We’ll also support other output formats like B-format (Ambisonics)

They seem to be aiming at a complete workflow

The microphone however only seems to have capsules on the horizontal so is not recording height information as per standard Ambisonics

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360° Audio for VRWe’re leveraging 15+ years of pioneering research to deliver the world’s best spherical audio capture, creation, and playback tools for cinematic virtual reality & 360° content.

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AMBEO: Virtual Reality Microphone By Sennheiser 

The new Sennheiser VR mic, AMBEO, will enable a user optimal performance even under the toughest filming conditions, designed to be used for the new GoPro 360 VR camera rig. The VR mic has a special windshield that is waterproof and nearly immune against snow, ice, and wind. This is a perfect tool GoPro to film extreme sport athletes such as pro surfers, mountain climbers, base jumpers, and mountain bikers.

Source: AMBEO: Virtual Reality Microphone By Sennheiser – Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Trend News & Reviews – Virtual Reality Reporter

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Planar Magnetic Microphones

This seems like a very interesting addition to the Ambisonic mic cupboard. It needs NO phantom power. Here is a link for more technical details on how this technology works.

Planar Magnetic Microphones
Think you have a large diaphragm condenser microphone? Not so much anymore! At 100mm diameter Audeze’s new mics give the phrase “large diaphragm” a whole new meaning. Instruments like snare drum, slap bass, triangle, acoustic guitar really come alive with our microphones.

Tetrahedral microphone
Your brain is smarter than you think it is: If the audio does not correlate to the video images, your brain knows this, and your visuals never make that final step towards successful virtual reality. When you see someone talking 20 feet away and 30 degrees to the left in a certain acoustical environment, your brain instinctively knows what it should sound like. It knows if the audio was really recorded in a studio, and the electronic reverb does not match the original acoustical space. So your user never “suspends disbelief.” And you never deliver the complete alternate realm experience. Our VR Tetrahedral mic records all the audio around you and up to about 70 feet away – it also lets you manipulate the audio objects in that space after the fact – you can move objects left/right/up/down/front / back during mixdown. Because it supports the Ambisonics B format, you can easily generate alternate down-mixes to 7.1, 5.1, stereo, etc. This microphone is the only solution like this available today. It’s not just the answer for VR, it also works great for recording of live music.

Finally a complete production/reproduction solution. Now you can achieve more accurate monitoring using Audeze microphones and headphones; the same technology used for recording and monitoring creates a more accurate mix.

Available in:
Mono $995, Stereo $1995, and Tetrahedral $3995 versions.
EQ software plug-in included free of charge, and they work with Pro Tools, Logic, etc.

Source: Planar Magnetic Microphones

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NIME2016 Keynote presetation

This is a video of my NIME2016 keynote presentation

NIME 2016 keynote lecture by Garth Paine at QCGU from Music Technology QCGU on Vimeo.

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NOW @ NIME2016

Thanks to the crew at Queensland Conservatorium for documenting all of the gigs at NIME this year so well!!

Here are the 2 works I played for the opening night concert at NIME – I hope you enjoy them

NOW for modular synthesizer and resonating cymbals

NIME 2016 'Now' by Garth Paine (Resonating Cymbals and modular synthesizer) from Music Technology QCGU on Vimeo.

and 33:55 South with Vanessa Tomlinson

NIME 2016 '33 degrees 50 minutes south' Garth Paine (Electronics and Karlax), Vanessa Tomlinson (Percussion) from Music Technology QCGU on Vimeo.

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Budget VR 101: How To Get PC VR Streaming To A Phone

With a phone, some nifty programs, and a capable computer, you can get PC VR on your smartphone for a fraction of the cost.

Source: Budget VR 101: How To Get PC VR Streaming To A Phone

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