Sennheiser, Zoom Set 360° Team Up

Taking aim at virtual reality professionals and enthusiasts, Zoom’s F8 and F4 MultiTrack Field Recorders and Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR Mic have been made compatible so that they can be used to record 360-degree audio for video together.
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New York, NY (September 15, 2017)—Taking aim at virtual reality professionals and recordists, Zoom’s F8 and F4 MultiTrack Field Recorders and Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR Mic have been made compatible so that they can be used to record 360-degree audio for video together.

Zoom has entered Sennheiser’s AMBEO for VR partnership program—a move that will allow the AMBEO VR Mic’s A-B converter to be embedded in the Zoom F8. The Zoom F8 and F4 offer gain-linking capability, allowing creators to adjust the gain on all four capsules of the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic evenly and simultaneously with one knob, helping users monitor and adjust audio levels when recording in the field.

Looking forward, Zoom is developing new AMBEO-ready firmware for the F8 and F4 with A-B decoding for properly monitoring signal from the AMBEO mic.

“We are delighted that Zoom has joined the AMBEO for VR partnership program,” said Véronique Larcher, co-director for AMBEO at Sennheiser.

“At Zoom we always take into high consideration new technology for audio recording,” commented Masa Iijima, Zoom Corporation CEO. “VR audio has just started, and we are happy to partner with Sennheiser AMBEO to provide such an innovative VR recording solution to professionals and creators with our F8 and F4 field recorders.”

The firmware updates will be available in late September for F8 and in December 2017 for F4.

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