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Voyage Audio Spatial Mic
« on: June 16, 2024, 02:03:51 PM »

I've always been interested in the Soundfield and ambisonic mics but early on having the clock synced channel count available and the associated post work didn't really seem to be worth all the trouble to me. But time marches on and technology improves, shrinks and gets lighter  :)

Found these while reading about Michael Gerzon -

https://voyage.audio/spatialmic/

There's a DANTE enabled version (which I know next to nothing about) that's $3k. Then there's a USB/ADAT version that's only $1k.
Monitoring and gain adjustments on the mic and a calibration that loaded onto the mic itself. Interesting.
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Re: Voyage Audio Spatial Mic
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2024, 03:57:13 PM »
Very interesting for those of us that have thought about tetramic but not made the leap yet. $1k is an amazing price point for an all-in-one.

Do we know anything about the quality of the capsules, preamps, and A/D?
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Re: Voyage Audio Spatial Mic
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2024, 06:56:31 PM »
Interesting will check out the link..
On brief first look just opening the link it looks like it uses 8-capsules/channels like OctoMic which is the 2nd order ambisonic big brother to the 4-channel first-order TetraMic.
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Re: Voyage Audio Spatial Mic
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2024, 08:16:51 PM »

The thing that would make this less of a "taper" mic would be the lack of analog output. I would either use it USB directly into my laptop or into the ADAT input on my interface - neither of which I would bring to a typical taper gig. But I have been building my multi track rig and for now at least I have an 18 input interface - 8 of those channels being an ADAT input - so this would be an awesome addition.

I guess if I wanted to be able to use it with the ambisonic plugin on my Mixpre6 I'd have to go with something like the Rode Soundfield mic that's the same price (but 4 capsules).
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Re: Voyage Audio Spatial Mic
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2024, 10:16:37 AM »

The thing that would make this less of a "taper" mic would be the lack of analog output. I would either use it USB directly into my laptop or into the ADAT input on my interface - neither of which I would bring to a typical taper gig. But I have been building my multi track rig and for now at least I have an 18 input interface - 8 of those channels being an ADAT input - so this would be an awesome addition.

I guess if I wanted to be able to use it with the ambisonic plugin on my Mixpre6 I'd have to go with something like the Rode Soundfield mic that's the same price (but 4 capsules).

the site seems to suggest you can plug it right in to an iphone and record using their app.

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Re: Voyage Audio Spatial Mic
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2024, 01:20:47 PM »
Max SPL 120dB @1kHz for the USB version, low in comparison to most mics.    Plug that into a phone, that's cool, but it may also overload at loud gigs with some placements.  I'd like to know what max SPL is at 100Hz and 40Hz, since hot subs are a thing. 

136dB on the Dante version, but now it's Dante only and you have to get into Dante Controller with at least a laptop for routing, and need capture hardware with a Dante port/card or capture with laptop using Dante Virtual Soundcard.

Can you do anything less than 8 track capture?  Like sometimes use it as a 4 channel 1st order ambisonic?  A consideration. 

As Richard Lee, one of the original Ambisonic designers said "an ambisonic mic put in a bad sounding place will still sound bad".  To say that it's not a miracle worker, it'll just give you more options for the spot you're in.

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