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Sound Incredible.

8ball, the first end-to-end spatial audio recording workflow.

 
 
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There’s still a big demand for companies and tools to create VR.
— Lucas Matney | Tech Crunch

 
 
Create a realistic soundscape without having to handle multiple audio channels.
— Jamie Feltham | UploadVR

 

8ball is a patented omni-binaural microphone and companion software that provides a seamless workflow from on-set recording to content delivery. Solving the many challenges that cinematic VR filmmakers face when attempting to create truly immersive spatial audio, 8ball delivers on its promise to sound incredible.

 
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8ball gives you a one-of-a-kind audio experience on these platforms:

 

360 News & Documentary

Perfectly suited for adding immersive audio to your 360 degree news stories and documentaries. Immerse your viewers into the world of your story and create a deeper connection with your audience.

“Indistinguishable from the real world.” 
Richard Broo, Founder | Wemersive

 

Cinematic VR

Capture your vision perfectly. Designed with creators in mind, we set out to solve many of the challenges cinematic VR filmmakers face. Now delivering a truly immersive spatial audio experience is as easy as point and shoot.

"The first test audio I heard blew me away
with accuracy and sound quality.”

Matt Celia, Partner | Lightsail VR

 

360 Concert Recording

Recreate the experience of a big music festival. 360 degree spatial audio recorded by 8ball sounds incredible out of the box, with no additional sweetening or added effects.

“I want that. (points to 8ball)”
 Ross Gillard, Dir. Immersive Content | Grayson Matthews

 

Music Recording

Our Omni-binaural microphone allows for natural recording of immersive sound - you can create music recordings that sound like you're there.

“A seamless experience from beginning to end.”
Khayyam Wakil | Live Planet

 

  8ball

During our beta program we battle tested 8ball. Informed by 1000 hours on set, 8ball's patented, easy-to-mount design allows for center mounting on the camera stand, underneath a 360 camera and out of its field of view. Camera cables run freely through the body of the microphone, and a magnetic latch pops open for quick and easy camera moves on set. 

  • Records omni-binaural, head-trackable audio for full immersion

  • Works with any 8-Channel recorder

  • Omnidirectional capsules

  • 20HZ-20K frequency response

  • Requires 48V phantom power

  • 130 dB (A) maximum peak SPL

 
 

8ball at NAB

Interview with Lead Architect Saul Laufer at NAB

This year at NAB, Immersive Shooter's Sarah Redohl pulled Saul onto the set to show off a 3D printed working prototype of 8ball, our omni-binaural microphone. Watch his interview to learn more about our end-to-end solution for VR and 360 video content creators.  

 

Mounts
under
camera.

 

 
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Easy Release Self-Centering Mount

8ball's patented, self-centering mount fits a wide range of tripod sizes, always out of the camera's field of view, but centers on the camera's point of view for accurate audio capture. 

Simply slide 8ball onto the mount, and run camera cables through the cable passage in the microphone. When you need to change positions, slip 8ball off the mount and move the camera.

 
 
 

Companion Software

8ball comes with a full end-to-end workflow that allows you to deliver to:

 
 

 

H360compass

Be certain your audio aligns with your picture every time with our calibration tool. 

H360earth

Spatialize any audio not recorded by 8ball on a horizontal plane. 

H360sky

Pair H360 Sky with H360 Earth for a full 360 degree spatial audio experience. 

control

H360control

Head-track your mix while you work with our external 360 video player.

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H360encode

8ball works natively with Samsung Gear VR. When publishing to Facebook and Youtube you'll need to convert to ACN format. Use our easy convertor to optimize playback.

 

H360unify

H360 Unify provides head -trackable spatial audio with our 8 channel format within Unity environments.

 

H360player

Delivering 360 video to your own website? Our Web Player SDK makes it easy to embed a 360 Video with spatial audio for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

H360meridian

H360 Meridian is  a spatial audio puck based panning plugin utilizing embedded equirectangular video.

 

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Demos

 

"Major Lazer" 360 Video Recorded With 8ball

Listen with headphones

Hear what it's like to be in the middle of the audience at a big music festival.  360 degree spatial audio recorded by 8ball with no additional sweetening or effects added.  Use your mouse or phone to pan around the 360 video and hear different sound perspectives. Video works with Chrome for Mac, PC, and Android.

 
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"Skate Park" 360 Video Recorded With 8ball

Listen with headphones

Hear what it's like to be in the bowl with Adam Paul at Venice Beach skate park.  360 degree spatial audio recorded by 8ball with no additional sweetening or effects added.  Use your mouse or phone to pan around the 360 video and hear different sound perspectives. Video works with Chrome for Mac, PC, and Android.

 
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 “LA Phil” 360 Video Recorded With 8ball

Listen with headphones

Hear what it's like to be on stage at Disney Hall in the middle of the LA Phil horn section. 360 degree spatial audio recorded by 8ball.  Use your mouse or phone to pan around the 360 video and hear different sound perspectives. Video works with Chrome for Mac, PC, and Android.

 

 
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Jason Aldean 360 Video Recorded With 8ball

Listen with headphones

Hear country star Jason Aldean perform at the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin, Texas. Use your mouse or phone to pan around the 360 video and hear different sound perspectives. Video works with Chrome for Mac, PC, and Android.

 
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Reggie Jackson SAP 360 Video Recorded With 8ball

Listen with headphones

Hear baseball legend Reggie Jackson describe his classic car collection in this video produced by Lightsail VR for SAP. Use your mouse or phone to pan around the 360 video and hear different sound perspectives. This video was produced for YouTube using the ambiX format. All car audio and sound effects were recorded with 8ball. Video works with Chrome for Mac, PC, and Android.

 
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Sound Incredible.

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