The 3DIO Free Space Pro II binaural microphone is a high-quality professional binaural microphone comprising DPA 4060 microphone capsules embedded inside two prosthetic ears. This allows users to capture sound just as we would naturally hear it and enable you to pinpoint the sound location in space.
The Free Space Pro II delivers a very sensitive and natural binaural recording with a full 20 – 20 kHz frequency response. The extremely low noise floor of the DPA 4060 capsules results in a very open and dynamic binaural realism, especially during very delicate recordings. This sensitivity, coupled with the wide dynamic range of the microphone capsules, makes the Free Space Pro II ideally suited for professional studio recording and high-end recording binaural capture. The quiet ‘openness’ of the microphone also makes it ideal for field recording.
3DIO manufacture premium quality 3D audio recording devices that are popular with professional recording engineers as well as amateur enthusiasts. Binaural recording is the process using microphones shaped like human ears to capture audio in the same way that we hear. These ears (pinnae) dramatically alter the incoming sound waves, however the human brain understands and interprets these alterations as directional cues. Furthermore, the time delay between the left and right ear gives us proper directional perception. When listening to binaural recordings with headphones, a natural three-dimensional sound gives the listener the sensation of being in the space where the audio was recorded. This makes the 3DIO binaural microphones ideal for applications such as 360 and 180 VR video and any professional recording situation where authentic sound quality is critical.