8Ball Is A Complete Audio Solution For 360 Degree Video And Cinematic VR

An integrated software and hardware workflow means this new system could streamline the process of recording for the increasingly popular VR format.  

Los Angeles, Feb 15th, 2018: 8-ball, a full end-to-end spatial audio solution for Cinematic VR and 360 Video, is now available for purchase online.

True spatial audio immediately immerses listeners, creating the illusion they’re actually there. HEAR360’s 8ball, a patented omni-binaural microphone and software suite, provides complete, end-to-end solutions for cinematic VR and 360 video creators, promising the easy delivery of a gripping spatial audio experience to their audience. 

"We are thrilled to bring a full end-to-end spatial audio solution to market," says Matt Marrin, CEO of HEAR360.

8ball empowers creators to capture spatial audio in omni-binaural formats, and seamlessly integrates their recordings with post-production workflows using a suite of plugins available to purchasers of the microphone. 

8ball is omni-binaural, meaning it captures 360° of audio by utilizing four pairs of high-quality omnidirectional capsules. Custom microphone “ears” are positioned strategically to mimic a human’s perception of audio. The brain decodes 8ball’s recordings, as headphone listeners perceive sound 360° around their head.

When played back through head-mounted displays, 8ball offers a “holographic” audio experience that promises to be nearly indistinguishable from the real world.

The system is priced at $2500 USD and you can hear and see more at  http://www.hear360.io as well as pre-ordering here


  • Records Immersive sound

  • Omni-Binaural

  • Head-Trackable

  • Easy To Mount

  • Patent Pending Design

  • Works With Any 8-Channel Recorder

  • Capsules: Omnidirectional

  • Frequency Response: 20HZ-20K

  • Power Req.: 48V Phantom Power

  • Maximum Peak SPL: 130 dB (A)


Price: $2500 USD

Web:  http://www.hear360.io 

Pre-order: here


Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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