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 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 for fully spherical Ambisonics sound to match VR video/spherical 360° content.
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. 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, 2019 and submissions must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2019. This promotion is open to U.S. customers and resellers only. (See rebate form for complete details.)
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.
Rebates must be sent to:
Attn: AMBEO/Sound Devices Rebate
1 Enterprise Drive
Old Lyme, CT 06371